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Media Literacy is Elementary

Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media- Second Edition


Jeff Share

This book provides a practical and theoretical look at how media education can make learning and teaching more meaningful and transformative. This second edition includes more resources, photographs, and updated information as well as two new chapters: one exploring the pedagogical potential for using photography in the classroom and the other documenting a successful university course on critical media literacy for new teachers. The book explores the theoretical underpinnings of critical media literacy and analyzes a case study involving an elementary school that received a federal grant to integrate media literacy and the arts into the curriculum. Combining cultural studies with critical pedagogy, critical media literacy aims to expand the notion of literacy to include different forms of mass communication, information communication technologies, and popular culture, as well as deepen the potential of education to critically analyze relationships between media and audiences, information, and power. This book is a valuable addition to any education course or teacher preparation program that wants to promote twenty-first century literacy skills, social justice, civic participation, media education, or critical uses of technology. Communications classes will also find it useful as it explores and applies key concepts of cultural studies and media education.


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Appendix D. Interview Guide


appendix d Interview Guide 1. If a friend asked you what “media literacy” is, how would you define it? 2. What aspects of media literacy (key questions, core concepts, demo- cratic pedagogy, etc.) do you find most useful and why? 3. Are you now using what you learned from the media literacy grant? If so, how? 4. Do you think your teaching practices have become more critical since this grant? If so, how? 5. Do you believe that your students are developing better questions that reflect more critical thinking? If so, why? 6. What benefit do you think production activities play in students’ learn- ing media literacy? 7. What do you consider your most successful media literacy moments? 8. What major obstacles keep you from teaching more media literacy? 9. What do you think are the best ways to integrate critical media literacy into elementary school curriculum? 230 media literacy is elementary 10. Do you have any suggestions for me related to media literacy or is there anything else you would like to add? 11. In terms of social justice issues, racism, classism, sexism, how do you address that, or do you address those types of things, with your students?

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