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Powers, Elia; Moeller, Susan; Yuan, Yacong – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This exploratory, mixed-methods study uses data gathered during the previous U.S. presidential election in 2012 to evaluate student political engagement and digital culture. Survey results and media diary entries revealed that college students enrolled in a media literacy course during Super Tuesday or Election Day gravitated toward low-barrier…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes, Media Literacy, Elections
Davis, Mark J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In this digital literacy project, struggling high school readers remixed the "Star Wars" canon through audio storytelling. The "Star Wars" phenomenon motivates adolescents who may be disengaged in the classroom. Students served as actors, Foley artists, and directors in the recording of brief episodes based on the original…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Story Telling, High School Students, Student Motivation
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
Rasmussen, Eric C.; White, Shawna R.; King, Andy J.; Holiday, Steven; Densley, Rebecca L. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Many parents fail to interact with their children regularly about media content and past research has identified few predictors of parents' engagement in parental mediation behaviors. This correlational study explored the relationship between parents' critical thinking about media and parents' provision of both active and restrictive mediation of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Critical Thinking, Parent Child Relationship, Correlation
Hong, Jiachun – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This study sets out to explore Chinese adolescents' subjectivities toward the use of mobile phones, and reveal the dynamic relationship among students, parents, and school concerning mobile phone usage in rural China. Twenty-one high school students were recruited, and asked to draw a painting that expresses their perceptions of mobile phones in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Adolescents, Telecommunications
Magolis, David; Briggs, Audra – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This research study focused on the social networking site (SNS) awareness of undergraduate students, examining their experiences through the type and extent of the information shared on their SNSs in order to discover the students' experiences with SNS privacy. A phenomenological research approach was used to interview eight undergraduates to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Information Dissemination, Sharing Behavior
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
Mahoney, Kerrigan R.; Khwaja, Tehmina – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Students graduating from K-12 education need media literacy skills to engage, participate, and learn in a world in which literacy must keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Given the significant roles school administrators play in providing leadership and vision to their schools, this narrative study addresses the research question: What…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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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Jolls, Tessa – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
As new online and cellular technologies advance, the implications for the traditional textbook model of curricular instruction are profound. The ability to construct, share, collaborate on and publish new instructional materials marks the beginning of a global revolution in curricula development. Research-based media literacy frameworks can be…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Models, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design
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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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Neag, Anamaria – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
In recent years, Hungary has been frequently criticized about press freedom issues by organizations including Human Rights Watch, Freedom House and others. In the current situation, it is thus imperative to understand how media literacy is positioned in public education. The objective of this paper is to analyze the 2012 education curriculum on…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Core Curriculum, National Curriculum, Public Education
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Bowden, William R. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Summer programs that experiment with combining media literacy and social-emotional learning can potentially affect students' academic performance. Based on a six-week program, working with rising eighth grade students in a low-income school district, this program allowed students to work on media projects while trying to develop stronger…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Media Literacy, Metacognition
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Friedrichs, Henrike; von Gross, Friederike; Herde, Katharina; Sander, Uwe – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This research project was conducted to explore parental attitudes towards and their mediation of video games. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 28 parents (14 couples) assessed their media-related habitus, their media-educational habitus and the interaction between the habitus. The results show that the media-related habitus has a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Video Games, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Cortoni, Ida; LoPresti, Veronica; Cervelli, Pierluigi – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The European Commission considers the development of digital competences a strategic action to spread and to develop a more active digital participation of citizens. The objective is to increase the level of digital competence in the European citizens up to 2015 and to reduce the number of those who don't use new technologies and don't surf the…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Listening Skills, Problem Solving
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