1st Edition

Media Literacy Education in Action Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives

Edited By Belinha S. De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis Copyright 2014
    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    Media Literacy Education in Action brings together the field’s leading scholars and advocates to present a snapshot of the theoretical and conceptual development of media literacy education—what has influenced it, current trends, and ideas about its future. Featuring a mix of perspectives, it explores the divergent ways in which media literacy is connected to educational communities and academic areas in both local and global contexts. The volume is structured around seven themes:

    • Media Literacy: Past and Present

    • Digital Media and Learning

    • Global Perspectives

    • Public Spaces

    • Civic Activism

    • Policy and Digital Citizenship

    • Future Connections

    Compelling, well-organized, and authoritative, this one-stop resource for understanding more about media literacy education across disciplines, cultures, and divides offers the fresh outlook that is needed at this point in time. Globally, as more and more states and countries call for media literacy education more explicitly in their curriculum guidelines, educators are being required to teach media literacy in both elementary and secondary education contexts.

    Foreword, David Buckingham  Introduction  Belinha S. De Abreu and Paul Mihailidis  Part I: Media Literacy: Past and Present  1. Media Literacy: An Incomplete Project  Julian McDougall  2. Voices of Media Literacy  Tessa Jolls and Dee Morgenthaler  3. Media Literacy Education in Ontario  Neil Andersen  Part II: Digital Media and Learning  4. A Case for Curation as a Media Literacy Imperative for Participatory Culture  Paul Mihailidis  5.Lessons Learned from Amanda Baggs: Implications for New Media Literacies Education  Margaret Hagood  6. Visualization as a New Media Literacy  Erin Reilly  7. The World is a Village: Conceptualizing Uses of New Media in "Flat Classrooms"  William Kist  Part III: Global Perspectives  8. Towards a European Network for Media Literacy: A Nordic Perspective on Challenges in a Global Society  Per Lundgren  9. Media Literacy through Arts Education in Australia  Michael Dezuanni and Annette Woods  10. Sowing the Seeds of Digital and Media Literacy in Lebanon and the Arab World: The Importance of a Locally Grown and Sustainable Curriculum  Jad Melki  11. Hong Kong Media Education in the Web 2.0 Era: Engaging with the Net Generation  Alice Lee  Part IV: Public Spaces  12. Towards the Integration of Media and Information Literacy: A Rationale for a 21st Century Approach  Marcus Leaning  13. A Promising Future: U.S. Public Libraries as Informal Media Literacy Educators  Denise Agosto and Rachel M. Magee  14. School Libraries, Media Literacy and the Potential for Civic Engagement  Gayle Bogel  15. Why Media Arts Curriculum Standards Could Improve Media Arts and Critical Media Literacy in K-12 Settings  Amy Petersen Jensen  Part V: Civic Activism  16. What Are We Really Teaching?: Outline for an Activist Media Literacy Education  Katherine G. Fry  17. Should I Really Kill My Television?: Negotiating Common Ground Among Media Literacy Scholars, Educators, and Activists  Lori Bindig and James Castonguay  18. Shrinking the Divide: Solving Social Inequalities Through Media Literacy Education  Nick Pernisco  19. Game-based Civic Learning in Public Participation Processes  Eric Gordon and Steven Schirra  Part VI: Policy and Digital Citizenship  20. On the Difficulties of Promoting Media Literacy  Sonia Livingstone and Yin-Han Wang  21. Media Literacy Education: A Requirement for Today’s Digital Citizens  Frank Gallagher  22. Emerging from K-12 Future Shock: How to blend digital and media literacy into the Common Core Standards  Rhys Daunic  23. Grasping the Complexities of U.S. Educational Policy and the Classroom: How to Move Media Literacy Education Forward  Belinha S. De Abreu  Part VII: Future Connections  24. Media Literacy Preparation in Undergraduate Teacher Training: An American and Australian Perspective  David M. Considine and Michael M. Considine  25. Rhetoric in a New Key: Media Literacy Education for the 21st Century University  Gretchen Schwarz  26. International Media and Informational Literacy: A Conceptual Framework  Art Silverblatt, Yupa Saisanan Na Ayudhya, and Kit Jenkins


    Belinha S. De Abreu is Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Fairfield University, US

    Paul Mihailidis is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Emerson College, US

    "Across the diverse contributions [of this volume], several key themes emerge, but perhaps the most significant is to do with the changing nature of contemporary media–and particularly the impact of digital technology …. As an old-timer in the field, I know that we are unlikely ever to arrive at a point where we can all sign up to a single definition and prescription for media literacy education. This is the case in most other areas of education, and it’s a healthy phenomenon: we should let the thousand flowers bloom."

    David Buckingham, Loughborough University, UK, From the Foreword


    "Presenting a fresh perspective on media literacy at this point in time, the overall theme of this book is that media literacy is relevant in new ways in our changing, mediated society. The list of contributors reads like a "who’s who" in media literacy education."

    Hans Schmidt, Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine, USA