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The Satakieli News - Media Project

Satakieli is a media project in which children with special educational needs (SEN) work with comprehensive school students to produce news content and practice media skills. This project will also be conducted in another country through an online collaboration. Both countries will have support from their local media specialists and professionals.

What is the idea of the experiment?

In partnership with YLE News Class and Lyhty ry Radio Valo, journalists will teach students from inclusive schools, some of which have special educational needs, to create news content and radio programs as well as encourage media literacy skills - the journalists themselves will be adults with special educational needs from Radio Valo's media group.

Is this a new experiment or is this based on an existing one?

Satakieli is based on a concept created by Radio Valo and journalist Yilin Lee-Setälä. The concept offers opportunities to learn media skills in an inclusive environment. In previous projects, Satakieli has collaborated with Taiwan, with the developed programs being broadcast on multiple radio channels across the country. Also during this experiment Finnish students will collaborate with Taiwan. The goal is to form same kind of student group in Taiwan that is existing in Finland. The two groups will be in contact, share ideas and thoughts throughout the project.

What are the goals you are looking to achieve with the experiment?

The goal of the experiment is to teach students to collaborate in an inclusive environment with students who have special educational needs, and learn media skills. Students will be working also with people from a different culture and will therefore learn new languages. Students will be supported by Radio Valo’s media group for adults with special educational needs and the professionals at YLE News Class.

Describe why you feel it is meaningful to be a part of HundrED

Finland is a country with wide distances between cities. The internet enables students to collaborate and learn important skills regardless of how far they are physically from each other. Collaborating internationally, language learning and media literacy skills are meaningful topics in teaching citizenship for teachers and students alike.

Lyhty ry has gained a lot of global attention for their organisation’s workshops and their Finnish band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät as well as the Kovasikajuttu documentary. YLE News Class has trained thousands of Finnish students in media skills around the country. HundrED intends to work towards promoting inclusive teaching, globalisation and the learning of media skills in Finland and internationally.

Contact Information

Organization: Yle News Class, Radio Valo and Learning Centre Lamppu

School(s): Will be announced later.

Contact person: Hanna Visala and Mirva Rannisto

Contact email: hanna.visala@yle.fi mirva.rannisto@lyhty.net

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