Media Education, Digital Production, and New Media: What do Teachers Need to Know?

Media Education, Digital Production, and New Media: What do Teachers Need to Know?

Andrew Burn (University of London, UK)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-798-0.ch015
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to reflect about the teachers’ training in media education. This training in England is quite insufficient and almost based on the transfer of reading competencies: this means that is does not prepare the teacher to work with digital media, normally characterized by authoring activities. Starting from the experience of a master degree developed in the London Institute of Education, the chapter tries to show how many of the problems involved in this training were discussed and solved with the teachers enrolled in the master. The hypothesis presented is based on the mix between theory and practice, the creative activity of the participants, and the centrality of the role of the learner.

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