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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Schaefer, Mary Beth; Ness, Daniel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article features a collaborative autoethnographic examination of three adolescent-researchers' digital literacies. The participatory design punctuates the role of the adolescent-researchers as they explored their meaning-making practices. Such collaborative research, which included three adolescents and their parents, not only resurfaces…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Participatory Research, Media Literacy
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Tenorio de Azevedo, Maria Rosalia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This case study reveals how a faith-based initiative offering structured teacher training in media literacy. The program is centered in Catholic Social Teaching, encouraging the use of critical media literacy in the classroom to aid the learning of social justice issues. The critical literacy of Paulo Freire serves as theoretical framework to help…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Justice, Critical Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
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Friesem, Elizaveta – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Challenges of media and gender literacy classes include the danger of steering students towards "right" interpretations of media texts while simplifying the complex relationship between audiences and media texts. The current paper describes a case study that focused on two high school teachers who were motivated by their protectionist…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Gender Issues, Case Studies, High Schools
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Venticinque, Danilo; Whitworth, Andrew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This article discusses the outcomes of research into the media literacy aspects of ENEM ("Exame Nacional do Ensino M├ędio"), Brazil's unified university entrance exam, which contains a significant number of exam questions based on excerpts from newspaper articles, online news and other media sources. Through content analysis, these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Media Literacy, Test Content
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Middaugh, Ellen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Amid growing concerns over the role of "fake news" in civic and political life, efforts to understand how to best prepare youth to evaluate and reason about online sources have gained a sense of urgency. However, less attention has been paid to how such skills are used in the context of the broader array of information behavior that is…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Media Literacy, Information Dissemination
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Siegel, Jaclyn Kahn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
This paper examines how an educator at a school for students with learning disabilities (LD) used various types of media to engage her students, to develop their academic and executive functioning skills, and to heighten their awareness of media literacy and the 2012 and 2106 Presidential elections. Teacher-created curriculum materials and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Media Literacy, Elections
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
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Fortuna, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article considers how media sports culture is an apt space for digital media literacy instruction. Describing a senior year high school English course that requires students to deconstruct and compose with sports media texts, the author outlines how learning modules, analysis of curated collections of texts through heuristics, and mentor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Media Literacy, High School Seniors, English Instruction
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Greene, Kathryn; Yanovitzky, Itzhak; Carpenter, Amanda; Banerjee, Smita C.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Media literacy interventions offer promising avenues for the prevention of risky health behaviors among children and adolescents, but current literature remains largely equivocal about their efficacy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and test theoretically-grounded measures of audiences' degree of engagement with the content of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Prevention, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Casinghino, Carl – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Teaching advanced video production is an art that requires great sensitivity to the process of providing feedback that helps students to learn and grow. Some students experience difficulty in developing narrative sequences or cause-and-effect strings of motion picture sequences. But when students learn to work collaboratively through the revision…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Media Literacy, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Phelps-Tschang, Jane S.; Miller, Elizabeth; Rice, Kristen; Primack, Brian A. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Facilitator-led smoking media literacy (SML) programs have improved media literacy and reduced intention to smoke. However, these programs face limitations including high costs and barriers to standardization. We examined the efficacy of a Web-based media literacy program in improving smoking media literacy skills among adolescents. Sixty-six 9th…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Media Literacy, Smoking, Substance Abuse
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Jocius, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This qualitative study explores how adolescent high school students in an AP English class used multiple forms of media (the internet, digital video, slide show software, video editing tools, literary texts, and writing) to respond to and analyze a contemporary novel, "The Kite Runner". Using a multimodal analysis framework, the author explores…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Video Technology, Literary Devices
Young, Joslyn Sarles – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Media literacy, the abilities "to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms" (NAMLE), is necessary to help people understand the information presented to them and make informed decisions. However, despite decades of work to include media literacy education in academic learning (Hobbs and Jensen 2009),…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, State Standards, Testing, Media Literacy
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Smith, Glori H. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
To fully acculturate into society, English language learners (ELLs) need to be conversant with the language and culture of their peers. The National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) asserts that media, including the electronic media, are an integral component of modern culture and function as an agent of socialization. They assert that to be…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods