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Nelson, Michelle R.; Powell, Rachel; Giray, Cagla; Ferguson, Gail M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Media use has been linked to unhealthy eating, but there is evidence that parent discussion about media and media literacy can inoculate against negative media effects. Therefore, we examined the relationships between mothers' food-focused media literacy and their discussions about media and their adolescents' food-focused media literacy in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Mothers, Adolescents
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Geers, Sabine; Boukes, Mark; Moeller, Judith – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
Scholars generally agree that there is a gap between lower- and higher-educated citizens on civic competence, which solidifies during adolescence. This two-wave panel study examines how an educational intervention focused on media literacy influences civic competence among lower-educated youth (age 16 to 26). Additionally, the level of civic…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, News Media
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Liu, Helen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This study investigated adolescents' perception and attitudes towards gender representation in video game covers, and the degree to which these depictions may influence their notions on gender and identification. Seventeen participants ranging from ages 12 and 13 participated in semi-structured interviews to explore this topic. This study's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Video Games
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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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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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Hipeli, Eveline – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In August 2018, a new school discipline, Media Literacy and Informatics, was introduced in Switzerland. This article provides an overview of the current situation regarding the new school discipline, and its development. The article shows how schools already taught Media Literacy and Informatics. The article also sheds light on what Swiss parents…
Descriptors: Information Science, Media Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Bias
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Lantela, Pilvikki – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article brings forth the experiential knowledge and views of sixteen Finnish older adults, (mean of age 84,9), who tried out home technology in their daily life, with the objective of discussing media literacy education in relation to this specific age group and context. The data were analyzed from the perspective of sensemaking as theorized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Media Literacy, Experience
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AlNajjar, Abeer – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This paper challenges the dominant patronizing approach to youth and media in the Middle East and argues that the calls for censorship of youth media exposure are obsolete and counterproductive. It argues that although censorship advocates have a legitimate concern over media risks, their approaches are ineffective, short-lived and alienating,…
Descriptors: Censorship, Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Semitic Languages
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Kersch, Dorotea Frank; Lesley, Mellinee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
In this paper, through an exploration into our experiences as educators concerned with marginalized populations of learners in secondary and post-secondary settings, we argue for a pedagogy that brings together the realities of 21st century literacy practices with critical media literacy. We present a framework for teaching critical media literacy…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Literacy Education
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Dominguez, Camillo – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Today's media spectacle is shaping societies, cultures, and even our own values and identities at a global scale. Even though media can be used to promote education, democratic self-expression, and social progress, it is often used to perpetuate social injustices, prejudice, and violence. Media texts are exponentially displayed in physical and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Feraria, Paulette J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This paper explores radio play as an alternative space for learning language and literacy for Jamaican students labeled as 'at-risk' learners. Through the creation of a make-believe radio station in the classroom, students developed oral language skills as a necessary precursor for social literacy. They connected reading and writing activities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Radio, Secondary School Students
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Gerodimos, Roman – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Young people's engagement with urban public space has been facing a number of obstacles that reflect a lack of understanding of their needs, values and priorities. The emergence of digital devices and social media as integral elements of youth culture adds further urgency to the need to understand how young people themselves visually articulate…
Descriptors: Reflection, Photography, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Van Audenhove, Leo; Mariën, Ilse; Vanwynsberghe, Hadewijch – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has gained in importance in policy discussions on media, digital media and the Internet in many countries. How do these policies develop and what can be learned? This case study explores the factors contributing to the successful formulation and implementation of media literacy in Flanders-Belgium. By examining the trajectory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Public Policy, Case Studies
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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