A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Hobbs Keynotes 7th International Media Education Summit
Renee Hobbs addressed the Media Education Summit in Prague, Czech Republic in November 2014 to examine the blurring of boundaries between media literacy and other emerging and established concepts andterms.
Renee Hobbs shares insights gained from working with educators and researchers in Turkey, Russia, Brazil and Israel who are exploring media literacy pedagogy and practice at the elementary and secondary levels. She describes and analyzes an example of a global media literacy project that involved Turkish and American middle-school students. Hobbs considers how teacher motivations regarding the use of digital media interact with structural relationships between government, school and higher education to produce differential opportunities for innovation. Collaborative global research in media literacy education can help researchers examine and question some fundamental assumptions and expectations of the field.