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ERIC Number: EJ885524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
The Practice and Principles of Teaching Critical Literacy at the Educational Video Center
Goodman, Steven
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v104 n1 p206-228 Apr 2005
The Educational Video Center (EVC) is an independent nonprofit media organization that has worked to build students' skills in documentary production and media literacy while nurturing their intellectual development and civic engagement. As founding director of EVC, the author has spent more than 20 years working with students and teachers in New York City and has seen how effective the critical literacy method of media education can be. In this article, the author explores the three key practices and principles of critical literacy for teaching and learning along with the challenges they present, and examines how they so powerfully develop students' intellectual, cultural, and social capacities. Specifically, the pedagogy of critical literacy is comprised of the following three key practices and principles: (1) Teaching Multiple Literacies; (2) Teaching Continuous Inquiry; and (3) Teaching Reflection. The power of this model of teaching and learning is evident in the student work at EVC and opens up important possibilities not only at EVC, but also in school and after-school settings on a much larger scale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York