Madelyn P. Garcia, assistant professor at the Department of Humanities (DHum), was recognized as one of the inaugural recipients of the Marieli Rowe Innovation in Media Literacy Education Award by the International Council for Media Literacy.
She placed fourth with her work “MOW: Meriam’s Online World”, a five-episode TV series that discusses media-related issues based on Filipino youth’s experiences and practices on different online platforms. It is designed to be an after-school viewing program for students in Grades 6 to 9.
The Marieli Rowe Innovation in Media Literacy Education Award recognizes works that demonstrate innovative critical thinking and push the media literacy education field forward. It is given to exemplary individuals who answer the question “Where to next for media literacy?” (Kyle Ramiel Dalangin, with information from www.ic4ml.org)