The aim of the theme of media and technology literacy is to enhance learners' understanding and broader perception of the role and significance of media and technology in society. Media literacy is an individual's ability to read and interpret and create texts using various media. It is part of life management skills, such as conscience, awareness and autonomy, and includes media cultural understanding and the ability to think independently and critically. Media literacy is a skill that develops throughout life. Technological literacy is the ability to quickly adopt new technologies and understand the actual benefit offered by them as well as the ability to select those technologies which best correspond to one's own needs.
Together, these skills encompass the consumer's ability to use and select technology in a critical manner for communication, work and travel, at home and during leisure time. They include the ability to participate and to understand and critically evaluate processes. They also cover the individual’s ability to navigate media environments skilfully and responsibly and to produce own content.
The learner selects, uses and critically evaluates technology and media and has a critical and responsible approach to new innovations, thus only adopting products and services that support sustainable development and general welfare.