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Samuels, Janíce Tisha – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2020
This exploratory case study examines the National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence intervention launched in Chicago in 2017 that used public art and new media creation to engage youth in activism for gun violence prevention. Five African American and Latino youth artists participated in the program; the study focuses on three of the…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Activism, Prevention
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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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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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Venticinque, Danilo; Whitworth, Andrew – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
This article discusses the outcomes of research into the media literacy aspects of ENEM ("Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio"), Brazil's unified university entrance exam, which contains a significant number of exam questions based on excerpts from newspaper articles, online news and other media sources. Through content analysis, these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Media Literacy, Test Content
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Middaugh, Ellen – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Amid growing concerns over the role of "fake news" in civic and political life, efforts to understand how to best prepare youth to evaluate and reason about online sources have gained a sense of urgency. However, less attention has been paid to how such skills are used in the context of the broader array of information behavior that is…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Media Literacy, Information Dissemination
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Siegel, Jaclyn Kahn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
This paper examines how an educator at a school for students with learning disabilities (LD) used various types of media to engage her students, to develop their academic and executive functioning skills, and to heighten their awareness of media literacy and the 2012 and 2106 Presidential elections. Teacher-created curriculum materials and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Media Literacy, Elections
Davis, Mark J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In this digital literacy project, struggling high school readers remixed the "Star Wars" canon through audio storytelling. The "Star Wars" phenomenon motivates adolescents who may be disengaged in the classroom. Students served as actors, Foley artists, and directors in the recording of brief episodes based on the original…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Story Telling, High School Students, Student Motivation
Hong, Jiachun – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This study sets out to explore Chinese adolescents' subjectivities toward the use of mobile phones, and reveal the dynamic relationship among students, parents, and school concerning mobile phone usage in rural China. Twenty-one high school students were recruited, and asked to draw a painting that expresses their perceptions of mobile phones in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Adolescents, Telecommunications
Clayton, Kara; Murphy, Amanda – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Smartphones are regular classroom accessories. Educators should work with children to understand the capacity of smartphones for learning and civic engagement, rather than being a classroom distraction. This research supports a collaborative project the authors engaged in with students in two states to discover what the perception of smartphone…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
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Greene, Kathryn; Yanovitzky, Itzhak; Carpenter, Amanda; Banerjee, Smita C.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Media literacy interventions offer promising avenues for the prevention of risky health behaviors among children and adolescents, but current literature remains largely equivocal about their efficacy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and test theoretically-grounded measures of audiences' degree of engagement with the content of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Prevention, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Casinghino, Carl – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Teaching advanced video production is an art that requires great sensitivity to the process of providing feedback that helps students to learn and grow. Some students experience difficulty in developing narrative sequences or cause-and-effect strings of motion picture sequences. But when students learn to work collaboratively through the revision…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Media Literacy, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Jocius, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This qualitative study explores how adolescent high school students in an AP English class used multiple forms of media (the internet, digital video, slide show software, video editing tools, literary texts, and writing) to respond to and analyze a contemporary novel, "The Kite Runner". Using a multimodal analysis framework, the author explores…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Video Technology, Literary Devices
McWilliams, Jenna; Hickey, Daniel T.; Hines, Mary Beth; Conner, Jennifer M.; Bishop, Stephen C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This article describes a research group project that included students and faculty affiliated with Indiana University, along with secondary English teachers and administrators at several high schools in Southeast Indiana, as they developed and refined an approach to literacy instruction that embraces an expanded notion of literacy and supports…
Descriptors: Literature, English Instruction, Literacy Education, Collaborative Writing
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Smith, Glori H. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
To fully acculturate into society, English language learners (ELLs) need to be conversant with the language and culture of their peers. The National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) asserts that media, including the electronic media, are an integral component of modern culture and function as an agent of socialization. They assert that to be…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods