The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

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The following is from the 1-Page Summary of the Core Principles PDF, download this, the complete Core Principles PDF, and more on our The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education Page.

Core Principles of Media Literacy Education (PDF)

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The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today’s world.

  1. Media Literacy Education requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create.
  2. Media Literacy Education expands the concept of literacyall forms of media (i.e., reading and writing) to include .
  3. Media Literacy Education builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages. Like print literacy, those skills necessitate integrated, interactive, and repeated practice.
  4. Media Literacy Education develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society.
  5. Media Literacy Education recognizes that media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization.
  6. Media Literacy Education affirms that people use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages.

Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Sherri Hope Culver

 

The Resource Hub Member Benefit

The Resource Hub is a collective ‘smackdown’ of curricula and other useful links that serve, intersect and represent the broad array of stakeholders in media literacy education that comprise our membership.

NAMLE Members: Do you have curricula of your own, or recommended resources you’d like to share with the greater media literacy community thorugh NAMLE.net?  We would love to post links and embedded media in the hub and attribute it to you or your organization.

Please fill out the following Google Form: http://bit.ly/NamleRec to submit your resource.

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