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Digital Media Literacy Education and Online Civic and Political Participation

Can media literacy education promote and improve youth engagement in civic and political life? Unfortunately, to date, there have been almost no quantitative assessments of the frequency of media literacy education, nor of any possible subsequent impacts. This study draws on a unique panel data set of a diverse group of youths in high school and college settings. It finds that ...

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Education for - and about - communication and media | Educomunicação: educação para - e sobre - a comunicação e os media
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Mapping Media Literacy Practices and Actions in EU28

Mapping Media Literacy Practices and Actions in EU28 | Educommunication | Scoop.it
"So what is Europe doing to encourage our media literacy? What measures are being taken at national and European levels to improve our critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media? The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has just published a brand new study - Mapping of media literary practices and actions in EU - 28 - free to download by clicking on the button above. This study has been financed by the European Commission with the goal of analysing the various media literacy initiatives on a national or regional level in order to provide an overview of what is currently being undertaken. This is the first major mapping exercise to survey the field in Europe."
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VIDÉO. Education aux médias : comment l'école développe-t-elle l'esprit critique chez les élèves ?

VIDÉO. Education aux médias : comment l'école développe-t-elle l'esprit critique chez les élèves ? | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Comment repérer les fausses informations sur les réseaux sociaux et sur Internet ? Et surtout de quelle manière développer l'esprit critique chez les jeunes ? Pour y répondre, 300 professeurs étaient rassemblés au lycée Robert-Schuman à Metz à l'invitation du Centre pour l'éducation aux médias et à l'information.

Via CLEMI - Centre de Liaison de l'Enseignement et des Médias d'Information, Profleluherne
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Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Consumption of Fake News During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign

"Though some warnings about online “echo chambers” have been hyperbolic, tendencies toward selective exposure to politically congenial content are likely to extend to misinformation and to be exacerbated by social media platforms. We test this prediction using data on the factually dubious articles known as “fake news.” Using unique data combining survey responses with individual-level web trac histories, we estimate that approximately 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news website from October 7-November 14, 2016. Trump supporters visited the most fake news websites, which were overwhelmingly pro-Trump. However, fake news consumption was heavily concentrated among a small group — almost 6 in 10 visits to fake news websites came from the 10% of people with the most conservative online information diets. We also find that Facebook was a key vector of exposure to fake news and that fact-checks of fake news almost never reached its consumers."
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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | Educommunication | Scoop.it
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 12:25 PM

Good way to look at it.

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Travailler sur les fake news avec les élèves, exige de la pédagogie !

Travailler sur les fake news avec les élèves, exige de la pédagogie ! | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"(...)  les vidéos de la série Déclic’ Critique qui sont un travail journalistique de qualité et abordent des thèmes intéressants ont un défaut majeur : celui de prétendre être des ressources pédagogiques. Il manque clairement la mise en pratique pédagogique élaborée par des enseignants. (...) Pour ne pas nous arrêter à ce constat critique, nous vous proposons ici une ébauche de ce que devrait être selon nous une démarche pédagogique appuyée sur une de ces vidéos. Nous ne prétendons pas que ce qui suit est parfait, abouti et complet, nos commentaires sont bien évidemment ouverts à toute suggestion d’amélioration. Nous choisissons de partir de la vidéo traitant des fake news, sujet brûlant du moment. "

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Comment repérer une publicité discrète sur YouTube - CLEMI

Comment repérer une publicité discrète sur YouTube - CLEMI | Educommunication | Scoop.it
"Le CLEMI produit une série de modules vidéo à destination des enseignants, illustrant des cas concrets d’éducation aux médias et à l’information dans le premier et le second degré. Comment démêler le vrai du faux, identifier un site web, démasquer la publicité cachée, repérer les stéréotypes sexistes ? Quelles activités peut-on proposer en classe pour que les élèves gardent une certaine distance critique face aux productions médiatiques ? Déclencher un déclic pour développer leur esprit critique, tel est le sens des Ateliers Déclic’Critique du CLEMI. "
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Clearer picture of what hurts kids online, globally: Research

Clearer picture of what hurts kids online, globally: Research | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"Even people under 18 would probably say we adults are getting smarter in the way we’re viewing cyberbullying (we could ask them [#stuvoice @stu_voice]!). That is, if they knew there’s growing consensus among researchers in many countries that “cyberbullying” isn’t the most useful term for online hurtful behavior and may be inhibiting what we can learn from young people about what’s harmful to them – that we need to find out from youth themselves what hurts them and to what degree it happens online."

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How Animated Cartoons Are Made: A Vintage Primer Filmed Way Back in 1919

How Animated Cartoons Are Made: A Vintage Primer Filmed Way Back in 1919 | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"Many techniques shown in Bray Studios’ 1919 short How Animated Cartoons are Made, above, were rendered obsolete by digital advancements, but its 21-year-old star, animator Wallace Carlson, seems as if he would fit right in at Cal Arts or Pratt, Class of 2017."

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Child and Adolescent Use of Mobile Phones: An Unparalleled Complex Developmental Phenomenon

Child and Adolescent Use of Mobile Phones: An Unparalleled Complex Developmental Phenomenon | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"This article addresses why children's use of mobile phones is an unparalleled complex developmental phenomenon in hopes of providing a broad context for this special section. It first outlines mobile phones as a sophisticated personalized and multifunction technology. Then it presents mobile phone use by children as an unparalleled complex developmental phenomenon on the basis of its four behavioral elements, two mobile cultures, and two developmental processes. It further illustrates the existing knowledge about children's mobile phones use that has been accumulated over the past 23 years and highlights 12 most studied topics, especially distracted driving and radiation exposure. It concludes with three types of scientific contributions made by the 12 articles in the special section."

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Portugueses revoltados com reality show "SuperNanny"

Portugueses revoltados com reality show "SuperNanny" | Educommunication | Scoop.it

“SuperNanny”, um novo reality show que leva uma psicóloga a casa de vários pais com crianças problemáticas, com o objetivo de impor disciplina. A ideia nasceu em 2004, no Reino Unido, mas depressa se estendeu a outros 20 países. Cá é conduzido pela psicóloga Teresa Paula Marques e o primeiro episódio, segundo dados provisórios, foi visto por um milhão e 50 mil pessoas. Assim que o programa terminou foram milhares os comentários reprovadores que se espalharam pelos redes sociais"

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Towards a political economy of fake news | Hirst | 

"Many PhDs will be written examining the explosion of public and scholarly interest in the topic of ‘fake news’, but at the end of 2017 the academic literature is still relatively thin. The Collins Dictionary has declared fake news to be its word of the year for 2017, noting that it has become “ubiquitous” in political discourse after being popularised by Donald Trump (Flood, 2017). Studies are also now broaching the topic, with varying amounts of clarity and success. This commentary is not a definitive review of the current literature, it is an exploratory foray into how and why the political economy of communication lens should be brought to bear on the topic. While the phenomenon is not new, interest in fake news has certainly spiked since the election of Donald J Trump as 45th President of the United States. Prior to Trump’s election the category of fake news was limited to explorations of landmark incidents such as the so-called WMD dossier that precipitated the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and to our understanding of satirical publications like The Onion, or to the work of comedic broadcasters such as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (Hirst, 2011). These perspectives on fake news are no longer adequate, though they form an important backdrop to current debates. "

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Does watching Sesame Street make kids kinder?

Does watching Sesame Street make kids kinder? | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"A grant of more than $100,000 from Sesame Workshop will support a study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development measuring the effects of watching Sesame Street on young children’s understanding of kindness and emotions. Special Education Professor Mary Louise Hemmeter leads the study. “Sesame Street Season 47: Focus on Kindness,” will recruit 300 children from early childhood programs in Nashville and randomly assign them to two groups. The intervention group will watch 12 episodes of the popular television show. The other group will watch the same number of episodes of a developmentally appropriate nature-themed documentary. “Developing positive social relationships and communicating emotions effectively is important to a child’s success in school and life. I can’t think of a better way to start than learning to be kind to others,” said Hemmeter, who is one of the developers of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children, an evidence based model for use in early childhood classrooms."

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A representação da mulher contemporânea na publicidade: os jovens ditam as novas tendências

A representação da mulher contemporânea na publicidade: os jovens ditam as novas tendências | Educommunication | Scoop.it
"Trata-se de uma investigação sobre a representação da mulher brasileira em publicidades de sete revistas nacionais de 2014 – 15 e verificar se há novas tendências nessa representação, tomando como referencial a pesquisa desta autora, em 2005, cuja predominância era de mulheres configuradas em ideais de beleza e boa forma, domesticidade, feminilidade e independente financeiramente, com indicação de tendências inovadoras. As revistas analisadas nesta pesquisa são Ana Maria, Capricho, Caras, Claudia, Isto é, Playboy e Superinteressante (edições de 2014 e 2015), mídias impressas direcionadas a públicos de idade, gênero e classes diferentes, permitindo, assim, uma visão mais abrangente sobre a imagem da mulher na publicidade brasileira. "
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A Internet, uma nova religião

A Internet, uma nova religião | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"A verdade é que as empresas de tecnologia funcionam cada vez mais segundo o modelo do tecno-populismo (do qual, a chamada “economia da partilha” é um exemplo eloquente): apresentam-se como puras e virgens, cultivam uma imagem de benfeitoras. E até se dão ao luxo de nos convencer que têm um efeito de “disrupção” (como se diz hoje) do capitalismo mundial."

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Visão | O Facebook vai meter-nos palas nos olhos

Visão | O Facebook vai meter-nos palas nos olhos | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Deixar de fora tudo o que se passa à volta das bolhas dos amigos e que o jornalismo de qualidade oferece é estimular os guetos. E as fake news. E o pensamento único
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More states pushing for media literacy in schools

More states pushing for media literacy in schools | Educommunication | Scoop.it
With the rapid increase of false content on the web, state lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation mandating schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to be conscientious consumers of information online, per The Associated Press.
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All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein

All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein | Educommunication | Scoop.it
A group of teen girls learned to code, solder, sew, and 3D-print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.

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Love this! Go girl power!

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Voir pour comprendre #2 : Les réfugiés (feat Usul)

"Qui sont les réfugié-e-s ? Pourquoi quittent-ils/elles leur pays? Quels sont leurs droits? Comment vivent les réfugié-e-s ? Pour faire le tour de la question, Amnesty International vous propose des éléments pour comprendre et agir pour le respect du seul droit qui reste quand tous les autres sont bafoués : le droit d’asile. Protéger les personnes qui sont obligées de quitter leur pays, parfois brutalement, est une obligation. Aucun Etat ne peut y déroger."

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Can you keep your kids safe watching YouTube?

Can you keep your kids safe watching YouTube? | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"How much inappropriate content are children encountering on YouTube? With a huge amount of content uploaded each minute, YouTube’s content regulations can be less rigorous than those of conventional TV broadcasters, and the format to complain about content is not always obvious. In this post, David R Brake outlines some suggestions for policy change, user interface, and advice for parents on these YouTube problems. David is an alumnus of the Media department at LSE and his research interests include digital divides and digital media literacy, privacy in online contexts, mediated interpersonal interaction, the political economy of the social web and other internet applications, online journalism and the interconnections between new media, the mass medias and politics."

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Infancias y medios: atención a las voces de los niños y las niñas

Infancias y medios: atención a las voces de los niños y las niñas | Educommunication | Scoop.it

"Este artículo recoge elementos de dos estudios empíricos realizados con niños y niñas entre 4 y 12 años de la ciudad de Campinas (São Paulo, Brasil), mapeando sus relaciones con los medios y cuestionando las representaciones comunes alrededor de ellos, sobre todo a partir del marco teórico centrado en la llamada pedagogía de la infancia y los posibles vínculos entre la sociología de la infancia y la psicología histórico-cultural. Ambos estudios fueron realizados con una perspectiva cualitativa y las principales fuentes para la producción de datos fueron las conversaciones con los niños y niñas, con algunos adultos (padres o profesores) y/o la observación de campo (registros fotográficos de juegos y notas en un cuaderno de campo). Los principales aspectos analizados, a partir de la escucha de los niños y niñas, revelan una complejidad de elementos para la construcción de indicadores. Sin embargo, también señalan que los artefactos y/o contactos con los medios digitales constituyen marcas importantes con respecto a la constitución y la pluralidad de las infancias – sus deseos, juguetes, creaciones y fantasías – a veces similares a las generaciones anteriores, otras completamente diferentes, lo que impulsa a los investigadores y educadores hacia nuevas vías de investigación. "

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Nota: está abierto el plazo para la recepción de artículos para el Volumen 2 de la revista, bien en su sección monográfica (dedicada a “los derechos de ciudadanía de niños, niñas y adolescentes”) o bien en la sección de miscelánea. La fecha límite su recepción es el próximo 1 de marzo. Se aceptarán trabajos en español y en portugués.
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Young people and daily life contexts of news appropriation

"This article analyses the news social cir- culation in the private sphere, using a sample of thirty-two young Portuguese people interviewed because they showed some form of civic participation of diffe- rent types and intensities. Through news consumption and political information, we identi ed ve pro les: Informed Con- sumers, Poorly Informed Consumers, Emergent Consumers of Information, Consumers in a Self-Project, and Online Consumers. These pro les revealed the signi cance of social and civic capitals, the importance of daily life and family environments in the habits of news con- sumption and an important connection to the family with the political news."
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A Modest Proposal: #ProtectTheTruth – George Lakoff – Medium

"America’s tweeter-in-chief plans to attack the free press next week. He desperately needs your help to succeed. You can help him by repeating his words and lies. You can help him by focusing outraged attention on his antics. Or we can work together to redirect the energy, counteract rather than react, and reframe the conversation."

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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research | Open Textbook

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research | Open Textbook | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.
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Educomunicação: práticas e perspetivas - uma análise das atividades do programa de iniciação à docência 

"Cada dia mais, faz-se necessário a adequação dos professores com as novas tecnologias, para obter-se êxito no processo de ensino – aprendizagem. A junção entre Educação e Comunicação, pode ser a porta de entrada para essa adequação, tendo em vista, que esse método de ensinar, proporciona aos alunos, contato com assuntos que fazem parte da realidade, na qual eles estão inseridos. Os professores devem desgarrar-se de seus livros didáticos, e apostar nesta nova forma de transmitir conhecimento. Neste trabalho, discutiremos sobre como os gestores da educação, devem desenvolver estudos, propostas, produtos e pesquisas interdisciplinares, que problematizem os aspectos referentes à interface entre mídias, educação e comunicação e suas relações com as tecnologias. Sempre, partindo de experiências vividas por nós, enquanto alunos do Curso de Formação de Professores, estagiários e bolsistas do Programa de Iniciação à Docência – PIBID, e por meio de ideias de grandes autores como Jean Piaget."

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Media Literacy Booster Pack - resources

Media Literacy Booster Pack - resources | Educommunication | Scoop.it
This collection of resources offers tools to tackle eight media literacy challenges, evaluating information to leveraging your role.
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El hip hop como pedagogía de las juventudes: Encuentro posible entre multiculturalismo crítico, pedagogía social y educación popular

El hip hop como pedagogía de las juventudes: Encuentro posible entre multiculturalismo crítico, pedagogía social y educación popular | Educommunication | Scoop.it
"En un período marcado por profundos cambios sociales, culturales, políticos y tecnológicos, en el que subrayan los procesos de exclusión social, se hace necesario avanzar en la comprensión de cómo la pedagogía y las prácticas pueden contemplar los desafíos para cumplir con los derechos de educación y de cultura, en particular su juventud. Emergen nuevas perspectivas de educación basadas en conceptos multiculturales y críticos, comprometidos con los derechos de los individuos y la inclusión social de la juventud, como la Pedagogía de las juventudes. Esta, aliada a los elementos facilitados por la amplia difusión del hip hop en el ámbito académico en Brasil y otros países, y en sus intersecciones con la educación nutren nuestra reflexión sobre el potencial pedagógico de esta manifestación. En este artículo se muestra cómo esta expresión juvenil, caracterizada como un lugar de construcción de la identidad de los jóvenes en el cual se movilizan los procesos simbólicos, sociales y materiales, puede ser entendida y apropiada en procesos pedagógicos críticos, incluyendo en la educación escolar, no sólo por el contexto de la vida urbana cotidiana y caótica de los raps, pero también por el tipo de interacción y modelo educativo que subyacen en sus diferentes manifestaciones. Adquiere mayor relieve en este artículo, a partir de la contribución de la mencionada perspectiva pedagógica, la centralidad de la realidad y de los problemas juveniles y la idea de que las cuestiones urgentes como la violencia y la exclusión social –tan presentes en las manifestaciones del hip hop– deben ser entendidos, ya sea en espacios formales o no formales, como uno de los ejes rectores para pensar acerca de la pedagogía y de las prácticas pedagógicas."
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