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Media Literacy Reference
The teaching of digital literacies is regarded as an important facet of literacy teaching in the 21st century. With many literacy tests continuing to indicate that students’ levels of achievement tend to be differentiated along socioeconomic lines, it seems timely to consider the connections between home and school and how...
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Debates continue in public and in educational policy forums about the ‘basics’ of literacy while many have not recognized that these basics may never be the same again. Rapid changes in digital communication provide facilities for reading and writing to be combined with various and often quite complex aspects of...
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Frequently writing is now no longer the central mode of representation in learning materials—textbooks, Web-based resources, teacher-produced materials. Still (as well as moving) images are increasingly prominent as carriers of meaning. Uses and forms of writing have undergone profound changes over the last decades, which calls for a social, pedagogical,...
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The general aim of this paper is to examine how videogames, supported by conversations and theatrical performances in the classroom, can contribute to the development of narrative thought as present in written compositions in various contexts. Given that one of the primary ecological influences on children is the mass media,...
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While many teachers and teacher educators agree that it is important to integrate new literacies and technologies into their teaching, educators are often perplexed about how to begin thinking about this task. Research reveals that educators use technologies for personal and communicative purposes, but teachers, for the most part, have...
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For understanding information and explanation while learning about the nature (so: biology, chemistry, physics...) via ICT the student must have developed skills implied in the terminus 21st century literacy, which implies so called computer literacy, media literacy, information literacy and above all visual literacy. Visual literacy in needed for perception...
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Empirical data from a research among students (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004) show that even if they can manipulate Computers and Information devices (such as mobile phones) very easily, however they do not gain any "profit" from the endless possibilities that new technologies offer. More generally, it seems that education follows IT...
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The article discusses the study conducted by a Grade 8 class who participated in a WebQuest on teen e-zines, wherein the ways in which digital literacy mediated young adolescents' literacy learning are explored. Several sections were featured in the WebQuest, including Introduction, Task, Process, Resources, Expectations, Report, Evaluation Rubrics and...
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In this paper, I examine the immersive and performative potential of new media for reading, writing and representing poetry to encourage an exploration of the relationship between text, image and sound and discuss how these are used to mediate meaning making. Based on the premise that poetry is meant to...
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ABSTRACT The main aim of this article is to answer the following research question: How can we prepare student teachers to deal with pupils who have a wide range of day-to-day experiences of the digital world? This question arises out of the understanding that today's student-teacher training is...
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In the last 20 years the notion that images overpower words, and the belief that a decreasing lexical literacy among the young has been offset by an increasing visual literacy, has been repeated often enough to become accepted wisdom. Yet the precise nature of visual literacy among the young and...
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What is usually known about television for children are the programmes broadcast. In contrast, the underlying criteria as well as their conditioning factors are largely unknown. This paper aims to unveil the television backstage, presenting and analysing the logics and strategic options that shape the conception, production and broadcasting of...
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This article examines the use of media in the construction of a “new” language for children. We studied how children acquire and use media literacy skills through their engagement in an educational art project. This media literacy project is rooted in the realm of audiovisual media, within which children's sound...
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The article presents the part 2 of "The Daily Show With John Stewart," in which it describes some specific pedagogical activities involve in the show.
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The article examines how service learning can be linked to social networking sites such as MySpace and used in the formal classroom setting to facilitate learning and critical thinking. It explores how students can be encouraged to produce alternative media that have a radical educational impact. A key element of...
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The article examines overlaps between educational initiatives released by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. The author discusses the three organizations which represent school librarians, effective and intelligent technology use, and a variety of...
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The article offers suggestions for using music in school libraries. The author suggests encouraging students to discover the musical traditions and instruments associated with their heritage and to research the social contributions made by musicians. Creating listening lists and developing a collection of recordings are also discussed. Particular focus is...
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The article discusses the development of a media literacy program for sixth-grade children based upon activity theory. After surveying parents, teachers, and children for their opinions on media literacy education, the authors developed a program that they first tested on a group of 17 children, and subsequently applied in modified...
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The article presents information on using "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," a U.S. television program appearing on the Comedy Central channel, as a basis for lessons on critical media literacy. He explains that the "Daily Show" uses intelligence and humor to critique mainstream media and specifically political news on...
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The article presents a theoretical framework for developing pedagogical spaces of resistance and resiliency. The linkages between three foundational frameworks in the field-Critical Race Theory (CRT), youth participatory action research (YPAR) and critical media literacy. The importance of challenging issues of race and racism as they intersect with other forms...
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This meta-analysis (k = 35, N = 11,629) examines the effect that listening to music, particularly popular music, has on consumers. Results demonstrate that listening to music generates an effect on listeners consistent with the content of the music (average r = .210, k = 35, N = 11,629). This...
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By conceiving of mass media as an active part of the celebration of the National Day, this article invites a discussion of the cultural approach to political history regarding symbolic politics and its relationship to mass media. The French and German National Days selected here illustrate two extreme types of...
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The article discusses the promotion of hip-hop education as an integral part of media literacy education in the U.S. It is said that teaching hip-hop as a music and culture of resistance can facilitate the development of critical consciousness in urban youth. According to the author, he learned that hip-hop...
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During the last two decades, community radio has achieved a legal status within the media system of many European countries. Although it is committed to ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’, one of its major weaknesses is a social and gender bias: many stations have difficulties in involving the target...
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This article details the development of the Critical Processing of Beauty Images Scale (CPBI) and studies demonstrating the psychometric soundness of this measure. The CPBI measures women's tendency to engage in critical processing of media images featuring idealized female beauty. Three subscales were identified using exploratory factor analysis and confirmed...
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