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21st Century Literacy Skills All Teachers & Students Need to Succeed. Frank W. Baker email@example.com Media Literacy Clearinghouse http://medialit.med.sc.edu. Summer Leadership Institute 2006. The current critical need.
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Frank W. Baker
firstname.lastname@example.orgMedia Literacy Clearinghouse
Summer Leadership Institute 2006
”Economic forecasters and business analysts are predicting that jobs in the 21st centurywill require information processing skills. ……..media literacy (is one of these)... Merely teaching reading and writing is no longer sufficient…..”
Source: Janet Murray, “Contemporary Literacy: Essential Skills for the 21st Century” MultiMedia Schools Magazine, March/April 2003
"Our young people need to be educated to the highest standard in this new information age, and surely this includes a clear awareness of how the media influences, shapes, and defines
Former USSecretary of EducationRichard Riley
their lives…. ….Media literacy courses can give young people the power to recognize the difference between entertainment, television that is just bad and the information they need to make good decisions.”
“Movies, advertisements, and all other visual media are tools teachers need to use and media we must master if we are to maintain our credibility in the coming years.”Jim Burke, fromThe English Teacher’s Companion
Generation M: media & multi-tasking
“Our students are growing up in a world saturated with media messages…yet they(and their teachers) receive little or no training in the skills of analyzing or re-evaluating these messages, many of which make use of language, moving images, music, sound effects”
Source: R. Hobbs, Journal Adult & Adolescent Literacy, February 2004
“While more young people have access to the Internet and other media than any generation in history, they do not necessarily possess the ethics, the intellectual skills, or the predisposition to critically analyze and evaluate their relationship with these technologies or the information they encounter. Good hand/eye co-ordination and the ability to multitask are not substitutes for critical thinking.”Dr. David Considine, media educator
"It is incumbent upon our educational system to prepare its students with the skills necessary to be able to approach the media critically……the middle school years are an ideal time to teach media literacy." Marie Davies, The impact of the mass media upon the health of early adolescents. Journal of Health Education,1993
What is media literacy?
Why is it important that ourstudents be media literate?
Media literacy is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques. More specifically, it is education that aims to increase the students' understanding and enjoyment of how the media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how they construct reality. Media literacy also aims to provide students with the ability to create media products. (Source: Media Literacy Resource Guide, Ministry of Education Ontario, 1997)
the ability to---
access, analyze, evaluate & produce
communication(both print & electronic media)
Source: 1992 Aspen Institute Nat’l. Leadership Conf.
Media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of an increasingly wide range of messages using image, language, and sound. It is the skillful application of literacy skills to media and technology messages. As communication technologies transform society, they impact our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and our diverse cultures, making media literacy an essential life skill for the 21st century.Source: Alliance For A Media Literate America, 2000
What is media literacy?
1999 study finds media literacy in all state’s standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skillswww.21stcenturyskills.orgInformation & Communication Technology (ICT) Map
English, Language Arts: 8th grade
demonstrate the ability to distinguish
between fact and opinion; compare and
contrast information and ideas; make
inferences with regard to what he/she
Source: Center for Media Literacy
Visual literacy slides
Position (perspective) Movement (pan, tilt)
Lens (zoom in, pull out)
Frank W. Baker*
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
* A national “Leader In Learning” finalist May 2005