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1st Edition

Media Literacy
New Agendas in Communication

Edited By

Kathleen Tyner

ISBN 9780415872218
Published November 11, 2009 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This volume explores how educators can leverage student proficiency with new literacies for learning in formal and informal educational environments. It also investigates critical literacy practices that can best respond to the proliferation of new media in society. What sorts of media education are needed to deal with the rapid influx of intellectual and communication resources and how are media professionals, educational theorists, and literacy scholars helping youth understand the possibilities inherent in such an era?

Offering contributions from scholars on the forefront of media literacy scholarhip, this volume provides valuable insights into the issues of literacy and the new forms of digital communication now being utilized in schools. It is required reading for media literacy scholars and students in communication, education, and media.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Kathleen Tyner

Part 1: Literacy in Action: Media Literacy in Community-Based Settings

1. Young People, New Media, and Participatory Design: A Study of Cybermohalla from India -- Sanjay Asthana

2. Digital Pathways to Learning Through Collaborative Media Production -- Kristin Bass & Elizabeth Bandy

Part 2: Views from the K-12 Classroom: Media Literacy in Formal Education

3. Voices from the Trenches: Elementary School Teachers Speak about Their Experiences Implementing Media Literacy -- Jeff Share

4. Thinking Inside the Classroom: Notes from the Field -- Allison Butler

Part 3: The Next Generation: Media Literacy in Higher Education

5. Composing and Reflecting: Integrating Digital Video in Teacher Education -- David L. Bruce

6. ‘Truthiness’ and Trust: News Media Literacy Strategies in the Digital Age -- Jennifer Fleming

7. A Safety Net? Using New Technologies to Engage Education Students in Controversial Topics -- J. Lynn McBrien

Part 4: Beyond the Classroom: Media Literacy in Virtual Environments

8. Media Literacy 2.0: Critically Analyzing the Unique Characteristics of Video-games -- Aaron Delwiche

9. The Game School: Developing Theories and Practices Around Gaming Literacies -- Alice J. Robison

10. Dow Day: Augmented Reality Games as a Route to Media Literacy -- James Mathews & Kurt Squire

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