Texts are only representations but people process images as reality.
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4. MEDIA LITERACY IN HIGH SCHOOL: FOCUS ON CIVIC EDUCATION
In high school, students learn to deconstruct media messages and benefit from access to scaffolding and frameworks to build their critical thinking skills. Students also are discovering their creative capacities as media makers and gain confidence in self-expression when they have authentic audiences who encounter their multimedia creative work. Increasingly, media literacy comptencies of analyzing and creating media are components of civic education, where, through discussions of news, journalism, and controversial issues, students learn to participate in the public sphere. But what are the barriers that limit how students can exercise these competencies in their increasingly polarized communities?
Parents, teachers, students, educators, school leaders, college faculty, researchers, media professionals, and community activists are invited to join us for a webinar series that explores the development of media literacy competencies across the lifespan, from birth to old age. Each session will include a featured speaker and time for small group discussion and dialogue. Join us for a single session, or participate in the whole series!
DATE: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
TIME: 12 PM EST
Featured Presenter: Adam Maksl
ACROSS THE GENERATIONS WITH MEDIA LITERACY
An online discussion series that explores digital and media literacy education as a vital part of lifelong learning, for people of all ages
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Adam Maksl is an associate professor of journalism and media at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. He teaches courses focused on digital journalism and researches news and media literacy. He is also the Faculty Fellow for eLearning Design & Innovation within Indiana University’s eLearning Design & Services unit, where he is charged with promoting and supporting innovative teaching and learning, especially in fully online courses, across all Indiana University campuses.