ERIC Number: EJ1072157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 26
Reading Popular Culture Narratives of Disease with Pre-Service Teachers
Staples, Jeanine M.
Teacher Education Quarterly, v40 n4 p27-40 Fall 2013
Jeanine M. Staples is an associate professor in the Language, Culture, and Society Program of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. She teaches a mandatory course entitled LLED 480: Media Literacy in the Classroom. The course is designed for pre-service teachers in the secondary, English/Communications program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within Pennsylvania State University's College of Education. She designed the course to facilitate among secondary education pre-service teachers an awareness and relative mastery of various methods to conduct media text analysis, interpretation, and production. Specifically, undergraduate and masters students learn methods through which they can engage with media as cultural critics. These methods help students develop a deeper understanding of how media function as popular culture narratives (Staples, 2010a, 2010b, 2010c, 2011, 2012). This article includes an overview of the course's scope and sequence, and Pedagogical suggestions for teacher preparation and critical media literacy education.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, College Students, Critical Thinking, Course Content, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Personal Narratives, Critical Literacy, Violence, Sexual Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania