Lesson Two: Reviewing Media Literacy Research

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Learning Objective

Participants will explain the benefits of media literacy by reviewing media literacy research.

Activity One

Watch the following video about the benefits of Media Literacy: Childhood Benefits of Educational TV and Media Literacy

Lecture: Reviewing Media Literacy for the Benefits of Media Literacy

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Explore: The Journal of Media Literacy Education

Read: Media Literacy in Teacher Education: A Good Fit across the Curriculum

Read:Evaluating Media Literacy Education: Concepts, Theories and Future Directions

Discuss: After watching the above video and reading the attached articles, please respond to the following questions. Use evidence from the video and articles to support your claims. Create a Google Doc in this mini-course folder:Media Literacy Mini-Course 2017

Reminder: Please label your Google Doc and all other files with your full name and assignment. (i.e. Stephanie Aquino Lesson Two). Please use double space, 12 pt Times New Roman font and 1" margins. Please remove all extra space between paragraphs.

  • What are the benefits of media literacy?
  • Is media literacy education a good fit in our teacher education? Why or why not?
  • After reading the "Evaluating Media Literacy Education: Concepts, Theories and Future Directions" article, discuss the effectiveness of media literacy practices mentioned in the article.

Activity Two

Watch: Creating Critical Thinkers through Media Literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED

Discuss: After watching the above video, respond to the following question in your Lesson Two Google Doc:

  1. According to Andrea Quijada, how does Media Literacy create critical thinkers? Explain.


Lesson Wrap-Up

Now that you have explored and reviewed media literacy research to discover the benefits of media literacy, reflect on your thinking, learning, and work today to complete the following questions in your lesson two Google Doc:

  1. What was the most important thing you learned in today’s class?
  2. What one question related to this lesson remains uppermost in your mind?
  3. How is what you learned today relevant to other classes of life outside of school?


Congratulations! You have successfully completed lesson two of this mini-course. In the next lesson, you will learn and examine curriculum-driven approaches to media literacy in a 7-12 classroom.

Proceed to Lesson Three: Lesson Three: Examining Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in a 7-12 Classroom

Additional Resources

Why Use Media to Enhance Teaching and Learning

The Importance of Media in the Classroom

Impact of media literacy education on knowledge and behavioral intention of adolescents in dealing with media messages according to Stages of Change

References and Resources

[KBYUEleven]. (2012, May 16). Childhood Benefits of Educational TV and Media Literacy [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlXDNahtius&t=61s

Meehan, Jessica; Ray, Brandi; Wells, Sunny; Walker, Amanda; and Schwarz, Gretchen (2015) "Media Literacy in Teacher Education: A Good Fit across the Curriculum," Journal of Media Literacy Education, 7(2), 81 -86.

Martens, Hans (2010) "Evaluating Media Literacy Education: Concepts, Theories and Future Directions," Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2(1). Quijada, A. [TEDx Talks]. (2013, Feb 19) Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHAApvHZ6XE

Links

ETAP 623 Spring 2017: ETAP 623 Spring 2017

Portfolio Page: Stephanie Aquino's Portfolio Page

Mini-Course Homepage: Media Literacy Mini-Course Homepage

Unit One Homepage: Understanding the Importance of Building Students' Media Literacy Skills

Lessons in this unit:

  1. Lesson One: What is Media and Why is it Important?
  2. Lesson Two: Reviewing Media Literacy Research
  3. Lesson Three: Examining Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in a 7-12 Classroom