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Dominguez, Camillo – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Today's media spectacle is shaping societies, cultures, and even our own values and identities at a global scale. Even though media can be used to promote education, democratic self-expression, and social progress, it is often used to perpetuate social injustices, prejudice, and violence. Media texts are exponentially displayed in physical and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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French, Seth D.; Campbell, Jacob – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Many competing voices are speaking about the state of American education and how it should be reformed in the best interest of students. Topics such as teachers unions, charter schools, and standardized tests are at the center of many of these discussions. How do we decipher what to believe amid such conflicting perspectives concerning these…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Resistance (Psychology), Educational Change
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Cherner, Todd S.; Curry, Kristal – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
The call for integrating media literacy into public education is not new. However, with the rise of "fake news" and sensationalism along with technology's ever-growing role in society, media literacy offers teachers and students a set of skills to analyze, critique, and respond to the information that appears before them in the digital…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Media Literacy, Critical 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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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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Bergstrom, Andrea M.; Flynn, Mark; Craig, Clay – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
While many studies have addressed the impact of media literacy interventions on knowledge of specific topic areas, fewer have explored improvements in media literacy skills as outcome measures. This study analyzed the impact of a media literacy intervention on participants' critical thinking skills and understanding of media literacy principles by…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, College Instruction, Critical Literacy, Intervention
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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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Bhatia, Kiran Vinod – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Articulation of religious guidelines in the political milieu never takes place in a disembodied form; rather politically inscribed religious discourses are embedded within and conveyed through specific institutional channels, including media organizations and education institutions. My experiences of working as a media educator in villages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level
Crandall, Heather – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This paper compares frameworks in recent critical media literacy scholarship with trends found in eight semesters of media literacy community action outreach assignments to explore how these frameworks can function as curricular tools for media literacy practitioners. Besides potential tools for media literacy pedagogy, this examination of recent…
Descriptors: Community Action, Outreach Programs, Scholarship, Media Literacy
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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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Todorova, Miglena S. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
In a culture dominated by images, what is the capacity of radio-making to enact the ideals and meet the objectives of critical medial literacy education that empowers learners and expands democracy? This article conceptualizes a radio-based critical media literacy approach drawing upon a course project called "Borderless Radio," where…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Begoray, Deborah L.; Banister, Elizabeth M.; Wharf Higgins, Joan; Wilmot, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article presents qualitative research on young adolescents' abilities in communicating and evaluating health messages in advertising especially how they understand and create gendered identities. A group of grade 6-8 students learned about media techniques and movie making. In groups divided by gender, they created iMovie advertisements for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Health, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy
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Alper, Meryl; Herr-Stephenson, Rebecca – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
Transmedia play is a new way to understand how children develop critical media literacy and new media literacies through their interactions with contemporary media that links stories and structures across platforms. This essay highlights five characteristics of transmedia play that make it particularly useful for learning:…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Children, Usability
Ostenson, Jonathan William – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Classroom teachers have been encouraged to incorporate more multimedia production in the classroom as a means of helping students develop critical media literacy skills. However, they have not always been well trained in how to evaluate the work students create; many teachers struggle to know which criteria to use in assessing student work. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Alignment (Education)
Fuxa, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
The author reflects on her youthful viewing of "Dirty Dancing" on video against her parents' wishes as one example of the ineffectiveness of a protectionist approach to media. She offers ideas on how she and her students (pre-service and in-service educators) think through how to navigate selection of materials for effective media literacy…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Media Literacy, Video Technology, Media Selection
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