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Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age

Teaching Beyond Borders


Edited By Belinha S. De Abreu and Melda N. Yildiz

How do we connect with one another? How do the media portray different cultures and beliefs? What messages are often omitted from media? How do we connect what we see in the worldwide media to the classroom? This book, divided into four parts, serves to answer many of these questions. In Part 1, readers are provided with a historical look at media literacy education while glimpsing the future of this educational movement. Part 2 curates voices from around the globe, from practitioners to researchers, who provide a look at issues that are of consequence in our worldwide society. Part 3 focuses on education through cases studies that give educational perspectives and assessment opportunities. The final section, «Take Action», offers the reader resources for growing global media literacy around the world. This timely resource provides a look at how media literacy education has become a global and interconnected dialogue brought about by the evolution of technology.


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Maria Boos Dr. Maria Boos is the E-Portfolio Coordinator at the Center for Teacher Education at the University of Cologne (Germany). Before that she worked as a research assistant in the work group “Theory and Design of Teaching and Learning in the Classroom” at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany). She has been teaching courses on media literacy for four years and has written about media education in Germany and the United States. She received her PhD at the University of Paderborn in 2014. In her dissertation she used quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine the media-related participation activities of soap opera fans from 35 different nationalities. Based on theoretical foundations of fandom research and concepts of media literacy and participation, she developed a model of media-related participa- tion activities of soap opera fans on the Internet. Victoria Brown Dr. Victoria Brown is the assistant provost for eLearning at Florida Atlan- tic University. She is responsible for the administration of the University’s Center for eLearning. Before working at the Provost’s Office, Dr. Brown taught instructional technology in the College of Education at Florida Atlan- tic University and the Adrian Dominican School of Education at Barry Uni- versity. She also has 10 years of experience teaching in K–12 special education classrooms. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central Missouri State University and her doctorate from the University of West Flor- ida. Her research interests are in the field of cognition and attention defi- cit and hyperactivity in distance learning...

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