Digital & Media Literacy (Core principles of Media Literacy Education:…
Digital & Media Literacy
Media literacy = mass media
radio, tv, newspaper, magazine, internet/computers, movies, books, phones, iPods
conveys messages through visuals, languages, and/or sound
messages are mass-produced for a mass audience and are mediated by some form of technology
producers of media messages are not in the same space as the receiver of those messages. examples: books, maps, etc
What is Media literacy?
ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms
builds higher-order thinking into life-long habits
critical thinking: knowledge, comprehension, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create (synthesis)
purpose of media literacy: to create critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens
have a habit of inquiry and skills of expression
uses the range and depth of media literacy questions to enable students to step back and see the constructed nature of media and how messages relate to equity or justice
teachers students that they have the power to act is one of the major components of media literacy education
how to be literate in a media world
Core principles of Media Literacy Education:
Media Literacy Education requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create.
Media Literacy Education expands the concept of literacy to include all forms of media (i.e., reading and writing).
Media Literacy Education builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages. Like print literacy, those skills necessitate integrated, interactive, and repeated practice.
Media Literacy Education develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society.
Media Literacy Education recognizes that media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization.
Media Literacy Education affirms that people use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages.
Key questions to ask when analyzing media messages: authorship, purpose, economics, impact, response, content, techniques, interpretations, and context