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Morris, Pamela; Sarapin, Susan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Many university instructors (76% of our survey) have a mobile phone policy in their classrooms, due to the distractions of unregulated use. Yet only about half of those who ask students to put down their phones report that these policies are effective. Given that students want to and will use their phones, are instructors taking the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Faculty, Classroom Techniques
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Stanley, Susan L.; Lawson, Chris – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
The goal of this study was to assess whether a short, media literacy intervention could effectively support third- and fourth-graders' abilities to interpret and produce persuasive arguments. The intervention was delivered to students (N = 50) and focused on the knowledge and skills associated with advertising literacy. Students participated in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Advertising, Critical Thinking, Media Literacy
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Turin, Ornat; Friesem, Yonty – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Sixty-nine media scholars from Israel and the Unites States responded to an online questionnaire aimed to identify the boundaries of media literacy. The participants received a list of thirty-two potential titles for a final paper and were asked to rate the relevancy of each topic for an undergraduate media literacy course. While the statistical…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Mertala, Pekka – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This qualitative study demonstrates the kinds of pedagogical pitfalls that are included in simplistic understandings of child-centeredness in the context of media education, an emerging field of early childhood teacher education with only a little empirical research done so far. Course diaries from 15 preservice teachers were analyzed to find…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Early Childhood Education
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McWhorter, Christine – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
During the past few decades, educators, advocates and researchers have developed initiatives to increase news media literacy. Recent surveys indicate that audiences combine agendas from various media to suit their own needs through group discussion. This process is called "agenda melding." Agenda melding includes the "need for…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Metacognition, Locus of Control
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Korona, Matthew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
As an increasing number of teens are engaging in digital environments, they are becoming open to online misinformation often designed to further a variety of agendas. Online misinformation, or "fake news" as it is often referred to in popular culture, permeates all Web 2.0 technologies. Since English Language Arts curriculums often focus…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Language Arts, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Chen, Yvonnes; Porter, Kathleen J.; You, Wen; Estabrooks, Paul; Zoellner, Jamie M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Although excessive sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) intake is linked to numerous adverse health consequences, media literacy interventions rarely address the influences of food and beverage marketing with a specific focus on adults. This randomized controlled trial study investigated (1) whether media literacy education modifies adults' perceptions…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Media Literacy, Food, Marketing
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Moorhouse, Emily; Brooks, Hayley – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon needing sustainable interventions. The article extends findings from media literacy scholars by exploring ways that critical media literacy (CML) pedagogies can be used to teach affirmative consent education for the purposes of violence prevention. The article is not a curriculum blue-print, as the pedagogies…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
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Thevenin, Benjamin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This article describes "Dark Ride: Disneyland" - a mobile game that encourages Disneyland guests to critically consider Disney's representations of history, culture, and technology. The game was the creation of a group of faculty, students and professionals associated with Brigham Young University. The article contextualizes the game and…
Descriptors: Corporations, Educational Games, Media Literacy, Handheld Devices
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Scull, Tracy M.; Malik, Christina V.; Keefe, Elyse M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Media Aware Parent is an interactive, web-based program designed to equip parents to communicate with their adolescent child about sexual health and media by enhancing parental communication and media mediation skills, as well as provide them with medically-accurate sexual health knowledge. In a small feasibility study, 56 parents of 7th and 8th…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality, Health Promotion
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Frohlich, Dennis Owen; Magolis, David – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
The field of mass communication is constantly undergoing change and development, and the pace has accelerated with the advent of digital technologies. One challenge educators face is: how do we educate college students not just for today's careers, but also for lifelong competencies with media? Against this backdrop, the Department of Media and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Curriculum Development, Departments, Universities
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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Schaefer, Mary Beth; Ness, Daniel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article features a collaborative autoethnographic examination of three adolescent-researchers' digital literacies. The participatory design punctuates the role of the adolescent-researchers as they explored their meaning-making practices. Such collaborative research, which included three adolescents and their parents, not only resurfaces…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Participatory Research, Media Literacy
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Threadgill, Elizabeth J.; Price, Larry R. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article focuses on media literacy education for college students. First, we conducted psychometric analyses to verify the properties of the "Critical Evaluation and Analysis of Media (CEAM)" scale. CEAM measures college students' self-reported practices for critically evaluating and analyzing the credibility, audience, and technical…
Descriptors: College Students, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Media Literacy
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Oliver, Kyle M.; Williams-Duncan, Stacy – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Despite popular framings about skills for 21st-century jobs, there are few studies of how new media literacies unfold in workplaces, nor of how professional education programs can build on adult learners' previous experiences to foster effective digital communication practices. We argue that seminaries and divinity schools are a particularly rich…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Theological Education, College Faculty, Adult Students
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