Media Literacy: A System for Learning AnyTime, AnyWhere
By Tessa Jolls
President and CEO
Center for Media Literacy
A System for Learning Trilogy includes: Change Management, Deconstruction, and Critical Construction
Schools want to provide students with the know-how they need to succeed in 21st century settings, but they need the tools and resources to be able to deliver 21st century curricula in a 21st century way. How?
Having an articulated philosophy of education as well as a research-based framework for media literacy are both essential for introducing and sustaining a media literacy program. Just as important is having a systematic approach to training teachers, developing lessons and curricula, and assessing student work so that students and teachers alike gain a common vocabulary that can be used from classroom to classroom.
Media Literacy: A System for Learning, provides teachers with a reliable method for helping students gain information processing skills while also mastering content knowledge. Built around CML’s research-based framework, Questions/TIPS (Q/TIPS), a concise and clear method for creating lessons and curricula is included, as well as e-books explaining how 21st Century curricula differs from the lessons of the past, professional development modules for the corresponding parts and Tools for Implementation.