How Digital and Media Literacy Educa5on Promotes Global Cultural Understanding Renee Hobbs Temple University Media Educa5on Lab Arab-‐US Associa-on of Communica-on Educators American University of Beirut October 31, 2011
Program Elements ü Ac5va5ng prior knowledge and dismantling stereotypes ü Gathering informa5on to extend cultural knowledge ü Represen5ng ideas through image, language & sound ü Developing cri5cal analysis skills ü Using ﬁlm to develop emo5onal connectedness to the other ü Understanding the constructed nature of ﬁlm ü Strengthening civic dialogue through online crea5ve expression
Case Study: Youth Workshop on Media Representa-ons of Iranian Culture
Characteris-cs of the DML Learning Environment ü Integra5on of speaking, listening, reading, wri5ng, media analysis and media produc5on ü Ac5ve interpreta5on emphasizes the power of student voice ü Climate of respect and trust supports the sharing of diverse ideas & perspec5ves ü “Why” ques5ons are plen5ful ü Space for the “teachable moment” ü Use of mass media, popular culture & digital media connects the classroom to the culture ü Project-‐based learning promotes collabora5on and cri5cal thinking
Strategies for Implementa-on: University-‐School Partnerships ü Direct Service to Children and Youth ü Field Experience Courses ü In-‐School Mentoring to Classroom Teachers ü Teacher Professional Development ü Curriculum Development ü Parent Outreach Programs
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BEGINNING IN JANUARY: Founding Director Harrington School of Communica5on and Media University of Rhode Island Email: email@example.com www.mediaeduca5onlab.com