Do I need to be perfectly media literate to teach media literacy?

Now that you've finished modules 1 and 2, you've built a solid base in media literacy. You understand what media literacy entails and why it's crucial to integrate it into the classroom. You've also been introduced to some discussion prompts for incorporating media wisdom into your teaching, but how can you truly cultivate media wisdom in your classroom? In this module, you'll discover:

  • effective teaching building blocks and key considerations
  • various approaches to integrate media literacy into your teaching
  • how to adapt these approaches to suit your classroom's specific needs and context

In module 1, you explored your personal media animal, recognizing that each one comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. This highlights the fact that you don't need to be an expert in media literacy to incorporate it into your classroom. There are numerous ways for beginners, intermediates, and experts alike to engage with media literacy in the classroom. In this module, we delve into essential aspects to consider when teaching media literacy, but first, let's take a broader look at effective teaching methods. What works and and what doesn't? We'll then apply these insights specifically to media literacy.

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