Weeks 1 and 2: Introduction to new media literacies
Where is media literacy headed? What's at stake?
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"2006 Person of the Year: You." Time 168, no. 26 (December 25, 2006/January 1, 2007).
Jenkins, Henry, et al. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. MacArthur Foundation white paper. (PDF - 1.8 MB) (Courtesy of Prof. Henry Jenkins. Used with permission.)
Hobbs, Renee. "The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement."
———. "Advertising, Persuasion, and Propaganda." In Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2007. ISBN: 0978807747391.
Buckingham, David. "Will Media Education Ever Escape the Effects Debate?" Telemedium 52, no. 3 (2005): 17-21.
Week 3: Origins of literacy in the west
Where does literacy come from? Where is it found?
Ong, Walter. "Writing is a Technology That Restructures Thought." In Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook. Edited by Ellen Cushman, et al. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 19-31. ISBN: 9780312250423.
Brandt, D. "Strong Text: Opacity, Autonomy, and Anonymity." In Literacy as Involvement: The Acts of Writers, Readers, and Texts. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990, pp. 13-32. ISBN: 9780809315703.
Week 4: Literacy and the media
How is literacy portrayed in media and schools? What is the "literacy myth"?
Graff, H. "The Ideologies of Literacy, Past and Present." In The Labyrinths of Literacy. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995, pp. 3-31 and 47-60.
Sheils, Merrill. "Why Johnny Can't Write." Newsweek (December 8, 1975): 58.
Jenkins, H. "Why Heather Can Write: Media literacy and the Harry Potter Wars." In Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2006, pp. 169-205. ISBN: 9780814742815.
Hobbs, Renee. "Storytelling Structures, Close Readings, and Point of View." In Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2007, pp. 37-59. ISBN: 0978807747391.
Week 5: Learning week
Forums; Photoshop and image editing
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Week 6: New literacies and new media, part 1
What are the new literacy studies? What do they have to do with media?
Gee, J. P. "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction and What is Literacy?" In Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook. Edited by Ellen Cushman, et al. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 525-544. ISBN: 9780312250423.
Lankshear, C., and M. Knobel. "From 'Reading' to 'New Literacies.'" In New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning. Berkshire, England: Open University Press, 2006, pp. 7-28. ISBN: 9780335220106.
Dyson, A. H. "Coach Bombay's Kids Learn to Write: Children's Appropriation of Media Material for School Literacy." Research in the Teaching of English 33, no. 4 (1999): 367-402.
|Week 7: New literacies and new media, part 2|
Lankshear, C., and M. Knobel. "New Literacies and the Challenge of Mindsets." In New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning. Berkshire, England: Open University Press, 2006, pp. 29-62. ISBN: 9780335220106.
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Week 8: Multimodality
What counts as a text in the new media literacies?
Week 9: Learning week
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|Week 10: Learning week|
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Week 11: Situated learning
Wiki; Where does learning happen?
|18||Brown, John Seely, Allan Collins, and Paul Duguid. "Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning." Educational Researcher 18, no. 1 (January-February 1989): 32-42.|
Week 12: Embodied cognition
How do we learn, know, interpret and produce these new media?
Dourish, P. "Being-in-the-world: Embodied Interaction." In Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001, pp. 99-126. ISBN: 9780262041966.
Clark, A. "Plastic Brains and Hybrid Minds." In Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 59-87.
Kenner, C. "Embodied Knowledges: Young Children's Engagement with the Act of Writing." In Multimodal Literacy. Edited by C. Jewitt and G. Kress. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2003, pp. 88-106.
Week 13: Multiliteracies
What do we propose for the future of media literacies?
Cope, B., and M. Kalantzis. "Multiliteracies: The Beginnings of An Idea." In Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures. London, England: Routledge, 1999, pp. 3-8. ISBN: 9780415214209.
New London Group. "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures." In Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures. London, England: Routledge, 1999, pp. 9-37. ISBN: 9780415214209.
|22||Kress, G. "Design and Transformation: New Theories of Meaning." In Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures. London, England: Routledge, 1999, pp. 153-161. ISBN: 9780415214209.|
Week 14: Learning week
Games and game design; Video editing
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