Frank Baker recently wrote to point me to The Journal of Media Literacy Education. This is one journal that ought to be on all TL’s reading lists and it is one we should bring to the attention of our partner teachers and administrators to inform both our study and our practice.
the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. The journal provides a forum for established and emerging scholars, media professionals and educational practitioners in and out of schools. As an extended conceptualization of literacy, media literacy education helps individuals of all ages develop habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed to become critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in a world where mass media, popular culture and digital technologies play an important role for individuals and society.
The articles in the current issue will absolutely impact and inspire my planning for September. Take a look:
|Evaluating Media Literacy Education: Concepts, Theories and Future Directions|
|Using Blogs to Teach Strategies for Inquiry into the Construction of Lived and Text Worlds|
|Amanda Haertling Thein, Tim Oldakowski, DeAnn Long Sloan|
|Media Literacy and News Credibility: Does knowledge of media ownership increase skepticism in news consumers?|
|Connecting the Old to the New:What Technology-Crazed Adolescents tell us about Teaching Content Area Literacy|
|Lane Whitney Clarke, Kevin Besnoy|
Voices from the Field
|The Graphic Novel as Advanced Literacy Tool|
|Building Prior Knowledge and Exploding Myths: A Persepolis WebQuest|
|Review: The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age|
|Review: Media Education Foundation Resources|
|Review: Teaching Graphic Novels: Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom (2010)|
|James Nicholas Cohen
Just one complaint. While I was able to find an RSS feed for NAMLE, I couldn’t find one for the journal.