Towards 'creative media literacy'

Authors: Connolly, S. and Readman, M.

Pages: 245-259

ISBN: 9781138645493

DOI: 10.4324/9781315628110

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29583/

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Towards 'creative media literacy'

Authors: Connolly, S. and Readman, M.

Editors: De Abreu, B.S., Mihailidis, P., Lee, A.Y.L., Melki, J. and McDougall, J.

Publisher: Routledge

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29583/

https://www.routledge.com/International-Handbook-of-Media-Literacy-Education/De-Abreu-Mihailidis-Lee-Melki-McDougall/p/book/9781138645509

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