ERIC Number: EJ1087460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
New Media Literacies as Social Action: The Centrality of Pedagogy in the Politics of Knowledge Production
Jocson, Korina M.
Curriculum Inquiry, v45 n1 p30-51 2015
In this article, the author illustrates the blurring lines of youth cultural production and participatory politics from the perspective of new media literacies. Drawing on design-based action research, the author discusses pedagogical considerations in the conceptualization of new media literacies in a semester-long course that culminated in inquiry-based social action projects created by university students in the urban Midwest. Noteworthy in the course was an emerging ethos developed through "collaboration," "participation," and "distributed expertise" leading to the production of video documentaries and interactive websites. New media literacies served as core cultural competencies and social skills in a new media landscape, but more importantly emerged as key practices toward youth cultural production and participatory politics. The latter offers insights into the centrality of pedagogy in the politics of knowledge production.
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Action, Action Research, Inquiry, Student Projects, College Students, Urban Areas, Cooperative Learning, Expertise, Competence, Interpersonal Competence, Citizen Participation, Student Journals, Electronic Publishing, Group Activities, Experiential Learning, Electronic Learning, Activism, Participatory Research
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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