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12 Basic Principles for Incorporating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking into Any Curriculum

12 Basic Principles for Incorporating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking into Any CurriculumBy Cyndy Scheibe and Faith RogowMedia litearcay is the ability to access, analyze, critically evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms. At Project Look Sharp we define "media" very broadly to incllude books, newspapers, magazines, radio television, movies, videos, billboards, recorded music, video games, and the Internet.Media literacy education began in the 1970s with an emphasis on protection (from the so-called "evil effects" of media) and discrimination (between so-called "good" and "bad" media content); most media literacy materials and initiatives were aimed at parents. Since then, there has been a shift toward an emphasis on media literacy as empowerment (stressing critical thinking and production skills); more materials are now aimed at schools and teachers. The empowerment model emphasizes the political, social, and economic im…

Five Key Concepts of Media Literacy

All media messages are "constructed."Each medium has different characteristics, strengths, and a unique "language" of construction.Different people interpret the same media message in different ways.Media messages are produced for particular purposes, including profit, persuasion, education, and artistic expression.Media have embedded values and points of view.

Estetika, Seni dan A bundle of Perception

Estetika, seni dan persepsi sensual lebih merupakan a bundle of perception. Tidak lebih penafsiran yang bersifat relatif dan dinamis. Tidak ada interpretasi tunggal yang absolut.

17 tips: What A Peace Journalist Would Try To Do

The following notes are from Peace Journalism — How To Do It, by Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick ( ), written Sydney, 2000. See the two contrasting articles by Jake Lynch which illustrate some of these points. Special Report: Covering Conflict Hot Topics Page: Middle East Media Bias 1. AVOID portraying a conflict as consisting of only two parties contesting one goal. The logical outcome is for one to win and the other to lose. INSTEAD, a Peace Journalist would DISAGGREGATE the two parties into many smaller groups, pursuing many goals, opening up more creative potential for a range of outcomes. 2. AVOID accepting stark distinctions between "self" and "other." These can be used to build the sense that another party is a "threat" or "beyond the pale" of civilized behavior — both key justifications for violence. INSTEAD, seek the "other" in the "self" and vice versa. If a party is presenting itself as &qu…