The key findings
There are clear ideas about an ideal cooperation: For example, it is desired that the topic of media education is implemented in schools and there is an understanding of extracurricular partners the institution of schools as well as a mutual complementing of professional and media pedagogical competencies. The orientation on the needs of children and young people is also important for the respondents.
The extracurricular partners bring in relevant competences as a beneficial complement. Examples include their expertise in new media developments, an understanding of children and young people’s living realities, specific techniques in media production, technology provided or often financial resources from external grants.
Problems arise when there is a lack of or different understanding of media education or media literacy. Structural conditions also influence whether and how an exchange about the goals of a cooperation takes place.