Randy Bass, Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, recently made the provocative claim that we inhabit a “post-course era.” Building on the findings of the National Survey of Student Engagement that show that the places in which undergraduate students demonstrate the highest degree of engagement is in areas outside […]
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This instructor’s manual was developed as training program aimed at imparting critical media literacy education in teachers and educators. The program was part of the Peace Education Through Media (PET-Med) project in 2010-2011, which was funded by the EU Partnership for Peace Program of the European Commission delegations in Israel, and the West Bank , and conducted jointly by the Veneto Region of Italy, the Netanya Academic College in Israel, and the Palestine-Israel Journal.
This is a useful tool for helping students learn about media effects studies through hands-on experience. It helps if they have read a bit about such studies first. They work in five groups, and each group is given a description of a hypothetical relationship to study (Activity PDF). The directions (Prompt PPTX) are to define the problem, isolate what it is they’re going to study, define their hypothetical sample, and explain how they will measure the results.
This is a great writing assignment for a college-level class in a spring semester. Students watch news reports of the State of the Union address from two media outlets – one conservative, one liberal. They analyze the rhetoric used, and compare the two accounts. My students in the past became really engaged in this assignment, and said they never realized how biased some ‘news’ media are.
This resource from the Media Education Lab offers a primer in copyright and fair use for all media literacy educators. Download and read the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Media Literacy Education, watch informative videos, “Schoolhouse Rocks” style songs, and access curriculum resources. Essential for any educator who suffers from “copyright confusion”!