«Лед тронулся…», или О медиаобразовании как технологии декультивирования моральных паник
The article studies the process of introducing the media education concept into the secondary and higher education program. This strategy allows the prevention of affective reactions similar to moral panics in the social environment. The subject of the study was the master program “Media Education”, launched in Orenburg State Pedagogical University in 2015, as well as the federal project “TASS to children”, which began to be implemented in Russian secondary schools in 2017.
Based on the results of the study, the author comes to the conclusion, that the first, the main and conscious step on the path of media culture formation has been made in Russian society – the introduction of media education through the implementation of the project “TASS to children” in all secondary schools. On the one hand, in theory, it will help the development of media literacy and media competence, as a result, reduce the spread of moral panics in the social environment, on the other, – it is not known, how this will be implemented in practical terms, as the program is far from perfect and has many controversial points. It remains to be hoped, that this project will be adjusted and modernized at the same pace as the society itself changes. Otherwise, it can only cause irritation and rejection in the younger generation.