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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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Hobbs, Renee; Seyferth-Zapf, Christian; Grafe, Silke – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
With the rise of so-called fake news as a global phenomenon, interest in propaganda analysis has advanced along with the recognition of the fundamentally social process of interpretation. In this essay, we explore the use of cross-national dialogue among German and American undergraduate students who are seeking to better understand how media…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Propaganda, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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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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Festa, Karen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
A special education co-teacher in an integrated elementary classroom describes key aspects of media literacy pedagogy for all students, including opportunities for critical analysis and creative media production. After elementary school students learned about author's craft, purpose, theme/message, three types of writing, and target audience, they…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary School Students, Advertising, Video Technology
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Boulton, Christopher – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This essay explores how higher education's instrumentalist move away from the liberal arts tradition of learning by thinking and towards more vocational "experiential" approaches has implications for media literacy educators' career options, scholarly identities, and teaching strategies. Specifically, I consider my own negotiation of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Critical Theory, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Friedman, Arielle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
The study examines two years of an educational program for children aged three to four, based on the use of digital cameras. It assesses the program's effects on the children and adults involved in the project, and explores how they help the youngsters acquire visual literacy. Operating under the assumption that formal curricula usually…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Photography, Visual Literacy, Program Descriptions
Clayton, Kara; Murphy, Amanda – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Smartphones are regular classroom accessories. Educators should work with children to understand the capacity of smartphones for learning and civic engagement, rather than being a classroom distraction. This research supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover what the perception of smartphone…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Schmidt, Hans C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Crowded curriculums and restrictive program requirements often mean that comprehensive media literacy education is impractical at the university level, and that media literacy competencies can be addressed only in the form of narrowly focused lessons integrated into existing classes. This study considers the extent to which such limited lessons…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Media Literacy, College Students, Competency Based Education
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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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Moody-Ramirez, Mia; Scott, Lakia M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Using a feminist lens and a constructivist approach as the theoretical framework, we used rap lyrics and videos to help college students explore mass media's representation of the "independent" Black woman and the concept of "independence" in general. Students must be able to formulate their own concept of independence to…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Urban Culture, Poetry
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Friesem, Elizaveta – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
Media literacy educators talk about the importance of developing essential social skills, such as collaboration, by using video production in the classroom. Video production with disadvantaged youth can also play a role of art therapy, as students use their creativity to come to terms with traumatizing pasts. This paper offers an account of a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Conflict, Interpersonal Competence, Creativity
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Hobbs, Renee; Moore, David Cooper – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
The youth media movement, which now has a place in countless venues, communities, and scholarly discourses, reflects an evolution of practices pioneered in the 1950s and 1960s as amateur filmmaking increasingly became a reality in American families and schools. In this paper, we examine the films of Robert J. Clark, Jr. as a representative early…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Mass Media, Film Study
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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
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Jacobs, Gloria E. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
In this article, the author draws on a semester long freshmen learning community in which multimodal texts were used as primary texts along with traditional texts to support students' academic literacy skills. Analysis shows that a multimodal text created by students contain elements of academic literacies and qualities of multimodal texts. An…
Descriptors: Literacy, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Academic Discourse
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