Voices of Media Literacy: International Pioneers Speak : Barry Duncan Interview Transcript
INTERVIEW DATE:MAY 23, 2010
INTERVIEWED BY: DEE MORGENTHALER
BIOGRAPHY OF BARRY DUNCAN
Barry Duncan is an award-winning teacher, author, media consultant and founder and past president of the Ontario based Association for Media Literacy. Officially “retired,” he continues to teach part time at York University and the University of Toronto in the Additional Qualifications course on Media Studies. He continues to produce "Barry's Bulletin," a media education newsletter, for the Media-Awareness Network.
Describe how you became involved in media education?
Where was that? Where did you study under him (Marshall McLuhan)?
What school was that?
Can you tell me a little bit about how you included it into your teaching?
Did you have your students produce media?
What were your overall goals in education or personally in terms of media education?
After teaching, or during your teaching, were there other organizations that you became a part of?
And this guide focused on the Key Concepts? Were there lesson plans?
Does this Guide still exist in some form?
Major milestones in terms of your journey?
Do you feel that you were one of the few studying under him, that you were one of the first to adapt his ideas into the classroom?
How far do you think the field has come? Is it moving in the direction that you think is best?
Where do you see media literacy fit in terms of the school day?
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