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Chapter 3: What Is Media Literacy Education?
Media literacy education is about fashioning teaching methods that connect the dots between the vision of media literacy mapped out in the previous chapter and what actually happens in classrooms. Given the range of aspirations for media literacy, this is a significant challenge.
Many media literacy educators have defined their task primarily in terms of teaching about media, with a heavy emphasis on analyzing and critiquing media messages.1 Certainly, the ability to deconstruct a range of media forms and content is absolutely central to media literacy education, but there's much more to it than that. To achieve media literacy's broader goals for students—developing a desire to question and enabling them to be open to changing their opinions ...