News Media Literacy: Dr. Zhang Wei & Mr. Nguyen Van Huy

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English News Media Literacy: A Collaborative Teaching Project between Peking University, PROC and Hue University, Vietnam

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News Media Literacy: Dr. Zhang Wei & Mr. Nguyen Van Huy

  1. 1. English News Media Literacy: A Collaborative Teaching Project Report Authors: Zhang Wei; Nguyen Van Huy Institution: Peking University Hue University Website: http://newsmedialiteracy.ning.com/ Email: zwtoday@gmail.com; huy1979@yahoo.com Zhang Wei Nguyen Van Huy Department of English College of Foreign Languages Peking University Hue University China Vietnam
  2. 2. Aims and Objectives - Promote development of digital literacy skills - Increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of different Asian cultural values and practices - Create a replicable curriculum of News Media Literacy - Enhance collaboration between Asian Universities
  3. 3. Methodology - Learning by Doing (John Dewey) - Read-Reflect-Write-Share - Feature Story Project - Ning-based learning community - Social constructivist learning environment (OLE) - Procedural, conceptual, and strategic scaffolding - Integration of learning, technology and assessment
  4. 4. Ning-based Learning Community
  5. 5. Implementation  
  6. 6. Outcomes - Development of English communication skills using a variety of semiotic resources - Development of higher-order thinking skills - Appreciation and preservation of local knowledge - Development of an enlarged understanding of the traditions we share and the challenges we are faced with
  7. 7. Outputs  - Modules and resources - Collection of student multimedia newsletters - Assessment tools (checklist and rubric) - Research articles in-progress
  8. 8. Reflections - Effective curriculum design - Supportive online learning environment - Flexible collaborative teaching responsive to diverse needs - Reflective professional development and cultural awareness - More interaction between CH and VN students
  9. 9. Next Steps… - Refine the curriculum and assessment tools - Disseminate the project outcomes - Engage more Asian collaborators - Solicit more support from administrators
  10. 10. References Dalsgaard, Christian. (2006). Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning. Dewey, John, (1991). How We Think. (Rev. ed.). New York: Prometheus Books. Downes, Stephen, (Oct. 16, 2006). Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. Retrieved from http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/ paper92/paper92.html. Zhang, Wei (2010). Blogging for Doing English Digital: Student evaluations, Computers & Composition, 29 (4), 2010.
  11. 11. Thank you! Report Authors: Zhang Wei; Nguyen Van Huy Institution: Peking University Hue University Website: http://newsmedialiteracy.ning.com/ Email: zwtoday@gmail.com; huy1979@yahoo.com

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