Media Literacy without Judgment: Strategies for Engaging Young People in Reflection about the Media They Use and Create
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cranston Public Library
Facilitator: Faith Rogow, Ph.D. Author and Media Literacy Consultant, Insighters Education
Sometimes it can be hard to watch young people using media technologies and not be concerned. But when we engage youth using our own fears as our primary lens, we’re likely to be met with resistance, disdain, or indifference. In this upbeat workshop, we’ll share an alternative strategy that doesn’t require abandoning our concerns: a skills-based, constructivist approach that respects youth media culture in the same way we might respect their ethnicity or religion. Rather than focusing on critiquing teen behavior or media choices, the goal is to help young people see themselves as capable of the inquiry and reflection that they’ll need to successfully navigate the demands of an increasingly complex digital world. You’ll walk away with concrete ideas for activities, as well as an understanding of the pedagogical foundation that make the activities effective so you can design your own activities.
This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was
made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14. Attendance at this workshop can be applied to the Access & Use, Analyze & Evaluate, Create & Collaborate, Reflect, and Take Action Badges.
Intended audience: Public Librarians, School Librarians, Academic Librarians, Library Students