The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.

Making Meaning: The Media, ICT and Drama

Making Meaning: The Media, ICT and Drama

Making meaning: The media, ICT and drama

Reading for Meaning: Media, ICT and Drama

What do the study of the media, ICT and drama have in common? Arguably, all three areas, when studied as an element of English, address important issues regarding meaning and are concerned with the way we make, interpret and communicate meanings. Consequently, ICT is not so much about information as interpretation; drama is more concerned with purpose than performance; and the media are above all about making and exchanging meanings. In this chapter I argue that all three areas are concerned with what it is to ‘read’ in its broadest sense (what it is to read our culture) and that such reading should be both critical ...

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