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This webinar recording resulting from a collaboration with the Media Education Lab explores messages about African and race depictions in Western media, including Black Panther movie memes, a Golden Globe commentary, and National Geographic covers.
Media Literacy Education (MLE) is a relevant and powerful way to help students recognize and push beyond “echo chamber” responses, because the first principle of MLE is “to support active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create.”
We’re all familiar with the classroom where one or two students are consistently in “call-on-me” mode with their hands always up, while others are in “I’m not here” space with their heads down. When we cover challenging topics in the curriculum, this can exacerbate classroom dynamics.
Have you ever tried to talk about a hot-button topic in class, only to have the discussion flare out of control on a wave of strong emotion? Or fizzle to nothing beneath students’ blanket fear of attacks and put-downs? You probably aren’t alone.