Towards 'creative media literacy'.

Connolly, S. and Readman, M., 2017. Towards 'creative media literacy'. In: De Abreu, B.S., Mihailidis, P., Lee, A.Y.L., Melki, J. and McDougall, J., eds. International Handbook of Media Literacy Education. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

In this chapter, perhaps counterintuitively, we begin by challenging the orthodoxies of two key terms in media education (creativity and literacy) and then suggest that by bringing them together in a new way we can provide a framework for media production work that is critical, reflective and student-centred. We understand that production work takes place in a variety of educational contexts, some of which are explicitly vocational, but we suggest here that, if claims for production work are to be made as part of a wider project of literacy, some of the assumptions about the affordances of such work must be addressed and subjected to scrutiny. We propose, ultimately, the concept of ‘creative media literacy’ – a critically oriented set of attributes with which students practise a systematic interrogation of their own productive processes and the meanings attributed to them. Through a philosophically grounded critical framework and examples of pedagogic practice drawn from a three year study of student production work we show how creative media literacy can be recognised, developed and how the conditions of possibility for its emergence may be created.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781138645493, 9781138645509, 9781315628110
Number of Pages:416
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in International Handbook of Media Literacy Education on 21.4.17 available online (https://www.routledge.com/International-Handbook-of-Media-Literacy-Education/De-Abreu-Mihailidis-Lee-Melki-McDougall/p/book/9781315628110)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Media Literacy ; Creativity ; Production ; Pedagogy
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:29583
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 Aug 2017 10:58
Last Modified:17 Aug 2017 10:58

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