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ERIC Number: EJ1385413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
EISSN: EISSN-1940-1892
Seeing Microplastic Clouds: Using Ecomedia Literacy for Digital Technology in Environmental Education
López, Antonio
Journal of Environmental Education, v54 n1 p46-57 2023
Connecting environmental and digital media education with the guiding metaphor of water, this article explores ecomedia literacy, a methodology that prompts students to perform a holistic analysis and systems thinking of gadgets using four zones of inquiry: ecoculture, political ecology, ecomateriality, and lifeworld. Ecoculture involves studying the discourses, symbols, and stories associated with gadgets. Political ecology relates to the ideological aspects of gadgets and how their production chain is facilitated by social structures. Materiality corresponds with how the gadget is made and what materials it's composed of. Lifeworld is the phenomenological experience of the gadget and how it impacts sensory, cognitive, and emotional experience. This article reflects on student research performed utilizing ecomedia literacy and the insights they generated about the environmental impacts of their personal gadgets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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