This easy-to-use guide describes the Center for Media Literacy’s overall approach to media literacy, focusing primarily on media deconstruction. It provides definitions and basic theory on media literacy education. It is a basic primer on the Core Concepts of media literacy, as well as the Empowerment Spiral and questions for deconstruction, and close analysis techniques. Special questions for early childhood and for more advanced inquiry are also included.
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Copy, Right? Bucknell University’s Eric Faden and his students created this amazing teaching tool that dramatically illustrates principles of copyright and fair use in action — entirely using Disney movie clips. It’s a great tool to make copyright law fun for any class (or adult!).
Speculative Design and Curriculum Development: Using Worldbuilding to Imagine a New Major in a Post-Course Era (JMLE 5:2)
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 […]
Resource Link Teaching on Diego Rivera mural in English Description This slideshow explains how to teach about Diego Rivera’s monumental mural “Pan American Unity” in normal English composition classes at college and pre-transfer levels. Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Jeffrey Goldthorpe The Resource Hub Member Benefit The Resource Hub is a collective ‘smackdown’ of curricula and other useful links […]
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.