ERIC Number: ED468414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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12 Basic Principles for Incorporating Media Literacy into Any Curriculum. Project Look Sharp: Providing Support, Education, and Training To Help Teachers Prepare Students To Survive in a Media-Saturated World.
Ithaca Coll., NY.
Project Look Sharp is an initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools. It provides the following 12 guidelines as basic principles for incorporating media literacy into any curriculum: use media to practice general observation, critical thinking, perspective-taking, and production skills; use media to stimulate interest in a new topic; identify ways in which students may be already familiar with a topic through media; use media as a standard pedagogical tool; identify erroneous beliefs about a topic fostered by media content; develop an awareness of issues of credibility and bias in the media; compare the ways different media present information about a topic; analyze the effect that specific media have had on a particular issue; use media to build and practice specific curricular skills; use media to express students' opinions and illustrate their understanding of the world; use media as an assessment tool; and use media to connect students to the community. Four or five examples are provided to illustrate each principle. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Mass Media Use, Media Literacy, Media Selection, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/resources/integration/12principles.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ithaca Coll., NY.