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Kanthan, Sruti; Graham, James A.; Azarchi, Lynne – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Empathy in college-age students is decreasing at unprecedented rates. Understanding empathy in children can act as primary prevention in tackling the problem. This study considers laugh tracks' capacity to bias reality, foster empathy, and investigate differences across time and gender in 181 fifth grade students. Findings from this…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Empathy, Humor, Television Viewing
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Naiditch, Fernando – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This article describes a classroom project developed in a course on diversity education that required pre-service teachers to use media literacy as a way to cross cultural borders and reach out to an online partner to exchange information and learn about different ways of relating to the world and interpreting cultural phenomena. Students kept a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning, Online Courses