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Media Education: Literacy, Learning and Contemporary Culture
This book discusses why and how media education should be taught in the classroom, and some of the strategies used to help teachers and students understand and promote media literacy.
Youth, Identity, and Digital Media
As young people today grow up in a world saturated with digital media, how does it affect their sense of self and others? As they define and redefine their identities through engagements with
Children Talking Television: The Making Of Television Literacy
What are words worth? interpreting children's talk about television family viewing - text and context retelling stories - versions of narrative the self and others - reading television people beyond
Defining digital literacy – What do young people need to know about digital media?
The article emphasises the importance of developing critical approaches to digital media as a necessary prerequisite for using them as resources for learning.
`Creative' visual methods in media research: possibilities, problems and proposals
In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential of so-called ‘creative’ methods in media research, and in social research more broadly. While some of this work has employed
After the Death of Childhood: Growing Up in the Age of Electronic Media
This chapter discusses the changing nature of childhood, as well as children's media rights, and the role that media has played in this development.
Digital Media Literacies: Rethinking Media Education in the Age of the Internet
This article considers how media educators can respond to the new challenges and opportunities of the Internet, and of digital media more broadly. It begins by exploring the value and limitations of
Media Education in the UK: Moving Beyond Protectionism
In this essay I describe the history of media education in the UK, tracing its evolution from its Leavisite origins, through the advent of cultural studies to the more explicitly political approaches
The media literacy of children and young people: a review of the research literature
Ofcom The media literacy of children and young people Preface Ofcom is the independent regulator for the UK communications industry. As part of Ofcom's work to promote media literacy we plan to
Media Education and the End of the Critical Consumer
In this article, David Buckingham addresses the challenges media educators face in dealing with postmodern media culture. Buckingham begins by outlining the nature of contemporary developments in