Search results for: Media literacy
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This study investigated the effectiveness of an approach to information and media literacy instruction for elementary preservice teachers. The authors trained the participants in a systematic research process of searching for, evaluating, and using information resources, specifically journal articles and Websites, to increase their content knowledge. The results demonstrate the importance of formative assessment and the need to provide preservice teachers with information and media literacy training so they are better able to navigate and evaluate digital-age resources to expand their content mastery and teach their students 21st-century skills.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2013
Critically Redefining and Repositioning Media Texts in Early Childhood Teacher Education: What If? And Why?
The authors describe a semester-long qualitative study in which a teacher educator engaged preservice teacher educators in critically reading the texts and contexts of media, while simultaneously discussing inequities in education and society.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2013
This paper identifies media literacy education as an essential framework for housing a sophisticated repertoire of knowledge, skills, and dispositions for 21st-century teacher preparation. This article illustrates the ways in which media literacy catalyzes essential knowledge, skills and dispositions by (1) contextualizing technological proficiency, (2) promoting pedagogical excellence, and (3) enacting democratic ideals.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2013
Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding
This article describes a university-school partnership that supports the professional development of preservice teachers and elementary teachers. The authors introduced the instructional principles and practices of media literacy education. The authors wanted to support children's critical thinking and communication skills while deepening their understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. This case study of a university-school partnership shows how a partnership between preservice teachers and elementary educators may help combat stereotypes, support critical thinking about media and technology, develop composition and creative skills, and promote children's global understanding of the people and cultures of the Middle East.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the way that knowledge is construed through global media and what effect that knowledge has on students’ responses. Data were obtained from two focus groups in which students viewed and responded to global media. The results of this study suggest that dynamic visual texts provide a venue for teachers and students to consider what knowledge global media affords. However, students should become critical viewers of media, able to carefully and thoughtfully engage with assertions and evidence to foster inquiring capacities.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2012
Video case studies are commonly used in teacher training programmes, usually to develop one specific area of competence. This study examines how to effectively use videos to guide student-teachers towards professional development.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms
Understanding copyright as it impacts online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools on open access networks must become an important part of literacy and communication education in today’s Information Age. In this article, the authors describe an approach they have employed in their English education and communications classrooms to address this need.
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012
Preservice Teachers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perception of their Preparation to Teach Multiliteraies/Multimodality
The goals of this research are to examine the preservice teachers' knowledge of multimodality/multiliteracies, their perceptions of their preparation and attitudes to teaching multiliteracies in K–12 grades. The results of this study revealed that the participants were aware of the changing nature of communication technologies and their transformative impacts on literacy forms and knowledge and skill acquisition. The study proposes concrete steps to improve preservice teacher preparation so that teachers are better prepared to teach using different modes and media in today's diverse classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
This study investigates the attitudes of a sample of English, Maltese and German teachers toward the training they received to teach media education. The study also explores the teachers’ attitudes about whether and how media education should be taught in schools. The sample was consisted of 132 teachers from England, Malta and Germany. The results show that the participants felt least confident teaching television production, radio production, and website design.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2010
This article investigates English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Findings reveal that contemporary participatory media, such as fan fiction writing, involve sophisticated forms of literacy that can serve as useful resources for promoting in-class learning. However, the study also suggests that students would benefit from expert guidance in the areas of critical consumption and production of media and digital texts.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010