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International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Edited by Belinha S. De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis, Alice Y.L. Lee, Jad Melki, Julian McDougall

© 2017 – Routledge

416 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

At the forefront in its field, this Handbook examines the theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical and methodological development of media literacy education and research around the world. Building on traditional media literacy frameworks in critical analysis, evaluation, and assessment, it incorporates new literacies emerging around connective technologies, mobile platforms, and social networks. A global perspective rather than a Western-centric point of view is explicitly highlighted, with contributors from all continents, to show the empirical research being done at the intersection of media, education, and engagement in daily life. Structured around five themes—Educational Interventions; Safeguarding/Data and Online Privacy; Engagement in Civic Life; Media, Creativity and Production; Digital Media Literacy—the volume as a whole emphasizes the competencies needed to engage in meaningful participation in digital culture.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Arc of Research and Central Issues in Media Literacy Education

Belinha S. De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis, Alice Y.L. Lee, Jad Melki, Julian McDougall

Part I: Educational Interventions

Lead Editor: Alice Y.L. Lee

Chapter 2: Revisiting the Popular Arts: Media Education, Cultural Values and Cultural Production

Andrew Burn

Chapter 3: Media Literacy in Latin America: The Argentine Experience

Roxana Morduchowicz

Chapter 4: The Challenge of Media Literacy Education in Thailand

Nonthasruang Kleebpung

Chapter 5: Approaches to Teacher Professional Development in Digital and Media Literacy Education

Renee Hobbs

Chapter 6: Media Literacy Approaches for Improving Youth and Family Health

Erica Weintraub Austin, Davi Israel Kallman, and Michelle Kistler

Part II: Safeguarding/Data and On-line Privacy

Lead Editor: Belinha S. De Abreu

Chapter 7: Ensuring Young People’s Digital Privacy as a Fundamental Right

Kathryn C. Montgomery, Jeff Chester, and Tijana Milosevic

Chapter 8: Surveillance in the Digital Age: Methods, Opportunities and Threats

Göran Pulkkis

Chapter 9: ‘Cosmology Episode’ of Cybercrime Against Children in MENA: The Case of Egypt

Ibrahim Saleh

Chapter 10: Use of Online Social Networks (OSNs) by Youngsters, Teachers, and Parents: Perceptions of Risk and Opportunities

Vitor Tomé

Chapter 11: Digital Citizenship Education: Moving Beyond Personal Responsibility

Kristen Mattson and Marialice B.F.X. Curran

Part III: Engagement in Civic Life

Lead Editor: Paul Mihailidis

Chapter 12: Remediating Democracy: Participatory Youth Media Scenes, Cultural Friction, and Media Reform

Stuart R. Poyntz

Chapter 13: Remix Politics: Political Remix as an Analytic Framework for Critical Media Literacy

Benjamin Thevenin

Chapter 14: Are We Citizen Scientists, Citizen Sensors or Something Else Entirely? Popular Sensing and Citizenship for the Internet of Things

Catherine D'Ignazio and Ethan Zuckerman

Chapter 15: Civic Deliberation and Engagement in a Weak Democracy: The Potential of the Digital Space in Mexico

Manuel Alejandro Guerrero

Chapter 16: Searching for a Signal: Digital Literacy, Civic Engagement, and the Building of a Community Wi-Fi Network in Miami’s Urban Core

Moses Shumow

Part IV: Media, Creativity and Production

Lead Editor: Julian McDougall

Chapter 17: Towards ‘Creative Media Literacy’

Steve Connolly and Mark Readman

Chapter 18: Integrating Key Cultural Ideas into Digital Media Literacy Production: Two Classroom-Based Case Studies

Natalie Underberg-Goode

Chapter 19: Back to the Drawing Board: Making Comics, Making Media Literacy

Antonio López

Chapter 20: Media Enterprise Education: Professional Practices and Everyday Creativity

Daniel Ashton

Chapter 21: The Pedagogical Challenge in Media Practice: Craft Education and the 'Entrepreneurial’ Paradigm

Jo Royle and Thinus Mattee

Part V: Digital Media Literacy

Lead Editor: Jad Melki

Chapter 22: How Communities Manage the Media Landscape in an Era of Information Obesity

Andrew Whitworth

Chapter 23: From "Being Tethered" to "Going Unplugged": Media Addiction and the Role of Unplugging as a Transformative Tool of Digital Literacy

Roman Gerodimos

Chapter 24: Meta-Digital-Communication: Digital Media Literacy and the Family

Yasmine Dabbous and Khaled Nasser

Chapter 25: Digital Media Literacy in Conflicts: The Increasing Role of Social Media in South Sudan

Anke Fiedler and Stephen Kovats

Chapter 26: The Digital Public Sphere: Social Media as Social and Political Participation

Saba Bebawi

About the Editors

Belinha S. De Abreu is Lecturer, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, School of Communication and Media Arts, and Vice-President of the National Telemedia Council, USA.

Paul Mihailidis is Associate Professor, School of Communication and Co-Director of The Engagement Lab, Emerson College, USA, and Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change.

Alice Y.L. Lee is Professor and Head, Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.

Jad Melki is Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University and the Director of the Institute of Media Research and Training, Lebanon.

Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education and Director: Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, The Media School, Bournemouth University, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies