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Schilder, Evelien; Lockee, Barbara; Saxon, D. Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In the media literacy literature, the challenges associated with assessment have, to a great extent, been ignored. The purpose of this mixed methods study was therefore to explore the views of media literacy scholars and professionals on assessment challenges through qualitative interviews (n = 10) with the intent of using this information to…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mixed Methods Research, Literacy
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Jolls, Tessa; Wilson, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
"New media" does not change the essence of what media literacy is, nor does it affect its ongoing importance in society. Len Masterman, a UK-based professor, published his ground-breaking books in the 1980's and laid the foundation for media literacy to be taught to elementary and secondary students in a systematic way that is…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Media Literacy, Educational Trends, Educational History
Domine, Vanessa – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
A decade into a new millennium marks a coming of age for media literacy education (MLE). Born from teaching the critical analysis of media texts, MLE has evolved into helping individuals of all ages "develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Criticism, Mass Media Use, Educational Needs
Fry, Katherine G. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
An important challenge for media literacy education in the next decade will be to cultivate a commanding voice in the cultural conversation about new and emerging communication media. To really have a stake in the social, economic and educational developments that emerge around new digital media in the U.S. and globally, media literacy educators…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Science and Society, Futures (of Society), Technological Advancement
Rogow, Faith – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
NAMLE was founded (as the Alliance for a Media Literate America) 10 years ago with a mission "to expand and improve the practice of media literacy education in the United States." There have been many successes since then, and some disappointments. The expansion of media literacy education into schools has fallen into the latter…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Performance Factors