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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Hipeli, Eveline – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In August 2018, a new school discipline, Media Literacy and Informatics, was introduced in Switzerland. This article provides an overview of the current situation regarding the new school discipline, and its development. The article shows how schools already taught Media Literacy and Informatics. The article also sheds light on what Swiss parents…
Descriptors: Information Science, Media Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Bias
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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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Kunnath, Joshua P.; Jackson, Arika – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
As young people today are flooded with information from a multitude of sources, they must be prepared to perceive the potentially oppressive and nefarious nature of many texts. Critical literacy is a theory and strategy that allows young people, along with people of all ages, to achieve just this; however, teachers often experience difficulties…
Descriptors: Social Media, Critical Literacy, Consciousness Raising, Grade 11
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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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Gretter, Sarah; Yadav, Aman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Despite the numerous benefits of media & information literacy for students in today's digital society, the lack of teacher preparation in teaching media and information literacy skills suggests a gap between the societal rationale for students becoming media literate and the sustainable preparation of teachers. The purpose of this exploratory…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Media Literacy, Behavior Theories
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Feraria, Paulette J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This paper explores radio play as an alternative space for learning language and literacy for Jamaican students labeled as 'at-risk' learners. Through the creation of a make-believe radio station in the classroom, students developed oral language skills as a necessary precursor for social literacy. They connected reading and writing activities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Radio, Secondary School Students
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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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Eckert, Stine; Metzger-Riftkin, Jade; Nurmis, Joanna – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In 2013-2016 we designed and implemented Wikid Grrls, a 10-week after-school workshop series to teach online skills to middle school girls in U.S. schools. We interviewed and surveyed 80 participants before and after the workshops. Girls' online skills and confidence in them increased measurably for the duration of the workshop series.…
Descriptors: Females, Workshops, After School Programs, Technological Literacy
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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 Médio"), 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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Leach, April Marie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Producing digital media is a hands-on, inquiry-based mindful process that naturally embeds Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into literacy instruction, providing options for learning and assessment for a wide array of students with diverse learning abilities. Video production learning experiences acknowledge the cognitive talents of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Video Technology, Disabilities, Student Diversity
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Carioli, Stefania; Peru, Andrea – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Despite its unquestionable interest from a theoretical and practical point of view, so far there has been little research on online reading and there is a lack of attention paid to this topic in most European educational institutions. In particular, primary and secondary school teachers are not adequately trained on how and when to intervene to…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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McDougall, Julian; Berger, Richard; Fraser, Pete; Zezulkova, Marketa – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article explores the relationship between a formal media educational encounter in the UK and the broad objectives for media and information literacy education circulating in mainland Europe and the US. A pilot study, developed with a special interest group of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, applied a three-part methodology for…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Comparative Education
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