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This paper presents the authors research about the opportunity to develop digital and media competencies of future teachers using contemporary children and teen press. Short historical review of the impact of the periodic press on education is done. New digital environment gives new opportunities for both teachers and students to develop their ways of communication and to enrich the teaching and learning process. The teachers could proceed the education process outside the classroom, developing critical, logical, creative and analytical thinking. Students by themselves could create variety digitally based media to express knowledge and positions. In such a way, together with implication of media education, we have natural impact on the level of students’ digital skills. Some results from a survey of 160 students—future primary school teachers concerning their attitude to children and teen press as educational tool are presented. Some tendencies are outlined, and conclusions are formulated.
Keywords: Media education, primary school, children and teen press as educational tool.
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