Educational Processes and Educational Outcomes in the Media: Representation Practices and Reality Formation

  • 12pm–1pm (EST/UTC-5)

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES “CRITICAL MEDIA LITERACY: A CHALLENGE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION AND BEYOND”

Critical Media Literacy is a joint interdisciplinary initiative by the Heidelberg School of Education and Teachers College (Columbia University). With this year’s lecture series entitled “Critical Media Literacy: A Challenge for Teacher Education and Beyond”, the project aims for a transatlantic collaborative dialogue at the intersection of various disciplines and didactics. Lecturers, students, teachers, educators and various stakeholders in education are welcome to join in.

Teaserbild zur Veranstaltung #CMLLectures mit Porträt von Petra Deger

Results of national and international school performance studies (e.g., PISA) are frequently discussed by major national newspapers in prominent positions, usually on the front page. The reporting often focuses on issues of equal opportunity and equity in the German educational system. The large differences between students who reach Competency Level 5 and those who only reach Competency Level 1 are highlighted. The close correlation between social characteristics (social background and gender) and the results achieved in the test is striking in the reporting. Using terms such as "educationally disadvantaged family", social groups are constructed in the media, which attribute the complex correlations between test performance and students to simple factors – namely those that lie outside the control of the school system. The lecture will elaborate which factors are medially foregrounded with regard to results in school performance studies – using the example of PISA.


ABOUT PETRA DEGER

Petra Deger is professor of Sociology at the Heidelberg University of Education and director of the Heidelberg School of Education (together with Michael Haus). Her current research focuses on education inequalities, inclusion, and the integration of refugees. In the context of critical media literacy, she is particularly interested in the ways in which the media produce social reality on educational issues, e.g. by focusing on the issues in their reporting, especially with regard to the causes of educational inequality.


REGISTRATION AND ACCESS

The lecture will be held via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/96792516046?pwd=d1FMZVZKMGphTW1oT2VoK1VqbUlrQT09

Meeting-ID: 967 9251 6046
Kenncode: 457107

No prior registration required.

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