1st Edition

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

    430 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    430 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.