Dr marcus leaning is senior fellow in media and information literacy in the school of media and film at the university of winchester in the uk a sociologist by training he researches in the fields of digital media, media and information education and other selected topics. These range from a general introductory presentation on the use of media literacy in the classroom to topical workshops related to media literacy (eg, multicultural or gender issues, media violence, body image, substance abuse, and judging credibility of information on the internet. 2 use media literacy to reinforce your existing teaching objectives media literacy doesn't need to be a separate subject -- instead, it can be layered on to support your current curriculum chances are you have ideas for a media-infused project or two, or for routine classroom activities that use computers or tablets.
Integrating media literacy and critical thinking into the curriculum 2 hours, half day, full day, or multi-day intensive this popular interactive workshop introduces the theory and practice of media literacy integration throughout the curriculum, emphasizing the development of critical thinking and analysis skills. Abstract with the changing media environment, media literacy education begins to be an emerging field in china this research is a case study on how media literacy education is implemented in a primary school. Integrating media literacy into the k-12 basic education program day 2 training module (april 23, 2015, thursday, 2:30 – 4:00pm) integrating media concepts to 21st century teaching and learning i review of media concepts what do we mean by mediaactivity: participants’ media environment the participants will work in groups to think of all the different kinds of media that they have.
Let's define literacy it was once known simply as the ability to read and write today it's about being able to make sense of and engage in advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The good news is that this reality allows us to develop unique pathways to student media literacy within k-12 schools these pathways all stem from teacher passion, student need, and school philosophy finding a path to media literacy as you consider how to integrate critical media analysis into your teaching, try this four-step approach 1. Teaching media literacy: 9 strategies for integrating diverse media into balanced literacy instruction with the continuous advancements in technological communications, images and sound are consistently inundating our students. Therefore, media literacy is important according to implementing media literacy in your classroom, media literacy is defined as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication the term “media” refers to all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages–you can read it (print media), see it (visual media), hear it (audio media), or change and play with it (interactive media), or some combination of each.
Throughout, participants delved into the nitty gritty details of incorporating media literacy into standards and frameworks for language arts, social studies, health, and other subject areas, examined resources for all grade levels, and developed ideas for lesson plans and activities for the elementary, middle school and high school classroom. For three years, the powerful voices for kids program, a university-school partnership program of the media education lab at the university of rhode island, developed a multifaceted approach to integrate news and current events into in-school and after-school instruction in k-6 schools.
With the changing media environment, media literacy education begins to be an emerging field in china this research is a case study on how media literacy education is implemented in a primary school it is shown that the implementation is consistent with the national curriculum reform, and with the. Learn how to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into your curriculum about the presenter chris sperry is the director of curriculum and staff development for project look sharp, a media-literacy initiative founded in 1993 at ithaca college he has taught secondary social studies and media studies at the lehman alternative community school in ithaca, new york, since 1979. In short, by nature media literacy encourages an interdisciplinary approach to education and media literacy is a natural extension of our existing school curriculum teachers will be able to address media literacy education by teaching with and about media literacy and by integrating it into their already existing curriculum.
But only recently have some educators decided to address the concerns of media’s influence by incorporating “media literacy” into the k–12 curriculum frank w baker, a nationally recognized media educator and author of media literacy in the k–12 classroom,. Transforming concepts of media literacy into pedagogical practice can be a major challenge media services program development has been inspired by three approaches to teaching media education highlighted in douglas kellner & jeff shares article, critical media literacy is not an option (2007.
Teachers will be able to address media literacy education by teaching with and about media literacy and by integrating it into their already existing curriculum references baker, f (2006. Beyond the benefits of media composition and creative expression, the skill sets students develop through media production are marketable and increasingly being integrated into courses with a focus on professional development or applied discipline research experiences. Making media literacy an integral part of the k-12 educational experience on average, children in their middle and high school years spend 6-10 hours a day engaged either actively or passively in some sort of media-related.