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Manfra, Meghan; Holmes, Casey – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Social studies teacher educators must confront the new realities of democratic citizenship education in an era dominated by misinformation and fake news. Using the Teacher Education Technology Competencies (TETCs) as a guide, the authors provide a five-part action plan for situating media literacy within social studies teacher education:…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Deception
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Share, Jeff; Mamikonyan, Tatevik – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
This work addresses the potential for English teachers to prepare their students for the literacy requirements of the digital age. The authors reviewed the literature about media education and teacher preparation, focusing on the need for students to think critically about the information, technology, and media they interact with daily. Based on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Rivinen, Susanna – Educational Gerontology, 2020
This study is a part of an ongoing design-based research (DBR) project aimed at designing, piloting, and assessing a digital study module focused on older people's media education. In order to gain a better understanding of older people's media literacy and develop the teaching of adult educators, participatory creative workshops for a total of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Older Adults, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Alaleeli, Sara; Alnajjar, Ahmed – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2020
This paper investigated the extent to which senior high school students who typified the profile of the Arab Digital Generation (ADG) engaged with technology while outside the school. Data was collected using a questionnaire that measured the extent of the students' engagement with digital technologies and their perceived media literacy. The…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Technology, Incidence, Generational Differences
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Cascio, Ted V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of various psychological critical thinking interventions. The current study tests a novel technique for improving introductory psychology students' ability to identify and evaluate methodological concepts in real-life media by prompting them to analyze secondary source news and blog articles.…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, News Reporting, Electronic Publishing, Comparative Analysis
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Wright, Edward – British Journal of Religious Education, 2020
In these last four decades or so, adolescence became understood as the time when young people ask fundamental questions about themselves, each other, the world, and one's past, present and future life that seek unity of purpose and coherence. For most young people the digital media are popular modalities through which they seek, consciously or…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Creative Teaching
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Pulos, Alexis – Communication Teacher, 2020
While a new medium can enhance communication access by bringing back small group structures or access to local communities, it can also turn communal events such as dining out or drinks with friends into antisocial experiences. The social impact of a medium on the human experience is in part why McLuhan (McLuhan M. [1964b]. Understanding media:…
Descriptors: Communications, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Experiential Learning
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Goldstein, Alanna – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
As online pornography has become more readily available and accessible, educators have begun to grapple with how to address young people's engagement with it. Much of this discussion centres the view that pornography is an inherently problematic genre that young people should be inoculated against through comprehensive media literacy education --…
Descriptors: Pornography, Sexuality, Sex Education, Media Literacy
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Izquierdo-Iranzo, Patricia; Gallardo-Echenique, Eliana – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2020
Today's learning ecologies stand out due to their variety, dynamism and mutability, demanding an observation that matches them. This paper focuses on emerging youth informal learning cultures, with the main objective of recognizing and characterizing a new figure in online social media: the studygrammer. Using questionnaires (N=256), discussion…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Communities of Practice, Social Media, Communications
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Alcolea-Díaz, Gema; Reig, Ramón; Mancinas-Chávez, Rosalba – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2020
The discipline Structural Considerations of Information explores the interests underlying communicational dynamics and information strategies, as well as the ways in which they correlate with messages. Considering this knowledge to be key in Communication Education, and having confirmed its close relationship with the dimensions of media…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Curriculum
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Yaman, Metin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2020
The present study aims to examine the media literacy and personality traits of physical education and sports students according to certain demographic variables. 197 volunteering students of 80 females and 117 males who studied at Sakarya University Faculty of Sports Sciences and Bartin University Physical Education and Sports College in 2016-2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Personality Traits, Physical Education
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Anderson, Andrea; Correa, Elaine – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2020
In the technologically enhanced learning environment of today, discussions of truth are greatly impacted by the way student interactions are aligned with how information is found using online sources. Starting points for discussions on truth begin with a greater understanding of the information students interact with and the ways that they seek,…
Descriptors: Information Sources, News Reporting, Credibility, Deception
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Ata, Ridvan; Yildirim, Kasim – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2020
The study first aimed to reveal self-reported computational thinking and new media literacy skill levels of first-year engineering students with various demographics such as gender, departments, and internet use frequency. It was then aimed to test whether there is a significant relation between computational skills and new media literacy skills.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Media Literacy
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Palacios Hidalgo, Francisco Javier; Gómez Parra, M.ª Elena; Huertas Abril, Cristina A. – Teaching English with Technology, 2020
The usefulness of ICT in language learning is unquestionable nowadays. There are many digital educational resources available for foreign and second language teachers, materials which are progressively acquiring an important role in the teaching-learning process. In order to respond to the increasing presence of such technologies in the classroom,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Weiss, Andrew P.; Alwan, Ahmed; Garcia, Eric P.; Garcia, Julieta – International Journal of Educational Integrity, 2020
This paper reports on the results of a survey of faculty members at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in Los Angeles, California regarding their understanding of and familiarity with the concept of fake news. With very few studies published on the attitudes of teaching faculty at universities, this study is a unique approach to the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Knowledge Level, Definitions, Media Literacy
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