ERIC Number: ED414872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Watching Media Learning: Making Sense of Media Education.
Buckingham, David, Ed.
Media education is expanding, both as a subject in its own right, and as a cross-curricular theme. Based on detailed classroom research, this book identifies the rewards and achievements, as well as the difficulties and contradictions, of teaching about the media in Great Britain. Four major themes emerge: the process of teaching and learning; the relationship between theoretical and practical work; teaching about race and gender; and the place of media education in other curriculum areas. The book is divided into four parts: School Knowledge, Commonsense Knowledge; Theory and Practice; Reading Representations; and Media Education and the Curriculum. It includes the following chapters: (1) "Media Education: From Pedagogy to Practice" (David Buckingham); (2) "Stepping into the Void: Beginning Classroom Research in Media Education" (David Buckingham, Pete Fraser, and Netia Mayman); (3) "How Do Teachers and Students Talk about Television?" (Pete Fraser); (4) "Redefining Creativity: Extended Project Work in GCSE Media Studies" (Roy Stafford); (5) "Playtime: Learning about Media Institutions through Practical Work" (Jenny Grahame); (6) "Teaching and Learning about Representation: Culture and "The Cosby Show" in a North London Comprehensive" (Julian Sefton-Green); (7) "Intervening in Popular Pleasures: Media Studies and the Politics of Subjectivity" (Chris Richards); (8) "Implementing a Media Education Policy Across the Curriculum" (Jocelyn Robson, Jonathan Simmons, and Martin Sohn-Rethel); (9) "Teaching the Text: English and Media Studies" (Andy Freedman); and (10)"Making It Explicit: Towards a Theory of Media Learning" (David Buckingham). (Contains 135 references.) (SWC)
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Mass Media, News Media, Programming (Broadcast), Television, Theory Practice Relationship, Visual Literacy
Falmer Press, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1598 (clothbound: ISBN-1-85000-652-0; paperback: ISBN-1-85000-653-9, $33).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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