Digital Media Literacies: Rethinking Media Education in the Age of the Internet

  title={Digital Media Literacies: Rethinking Media Education in the Age of the Internet},
  author={David Buckingham},
  journal={Research in Comparative and International Education},
  pages={43 - 55}
  • D. Buckingham
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Sociology
  • Research in Comparative and International Education
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 the notion of ‘literacy’ in this context. It argues that ‘competence-based’ definitions of literacy tend to neglect the social diversity of literacy practices, and to retain a narrow focus on ‘information’, and it suggests that a broader definition of literacy necessarily entails a more critical… 

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