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Does It Work?
Does it work?

Does media literacy education work? This important question is impossible to answer without first asking, “Does it work to do what, exactly?” In the growing body of research on media literacy effectiveness, there is still considerable disagreement about what outcomes to expect and how to measure them.

Issues of Assessment

In all high-quality education there needs to be clarity about what we want students to learn and how we (and they) will know when they have learned it. If media literacy education were simply about teaching a discrete set of facts, this would be easy. But inquiry-based media literacy is really about the process of asking questions and reflecting on production choices, and variation in student responses is the norm. To add ...

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