A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.
Research and Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
Hobbs, R. (1998). Literacy in the information age. In J. Flood, D. Lapp, & S. Brice Heath (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy through the Communicative and Visual Arts. International Reading Association. New York: Macmillan (pp. 7-14).
Are We Our Brothers' Keepers? Exploring the social functions of reading in the life of an African American urban adolescent
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.More..
In this chapter, I examine the positioning of young people in relation to three forms of civic agency: as capitalists, as consumers of news and information, and as communicators with stories to tell.More..
The concept of media literacy has been circulating in the United States and Europe since the beginning of the 20th century; but it continues to morph and change as a result of changes in education, technology, media, popular culture, and society.More..