Literacy for the 21st Century: An Overview & Orientation Guide to Media Literacy Education
CML's plain language introduction to the basic elements of inquiry-based media education.
How does media literacy relate to the construction of media? How can critical thinking be taught and learned while students are producing media?
It's not enough to know how to press buttons on technological equipment: thinking is even more important. Find out how to connect thinking with production in CML's newly published 2nd Edition of Literacy for the 21st Century!
In a short and readable format, it:
Along with its handouts, Literacy for the 21st Century is an invaluable reference for teachers, media librarians, curriculum developers, researchers and anyone who wants to understand what media literacy is all about and/or explain it to others.
As a resource for workshops, graduate seminars or faculty in-service programs, it provides an unparalleled overview of the field and a common language and vocabulary for building a media literacy program in a school or district.
Literacy for the 21st Century is Part I of CML's educational framework, the CML MediaLit Kit™ which identifies and describes the theory, practice and implementation of media literacy in preK-12 education.
While only exploring CML's framework for deconstruction or critical analysis of media, Edition 1 is still "basic training" for critical thinking about media. It is written from the point of view of media consumers, and offers CML's Five Key Questions for deconstructing media.