Critical media literacy is one of the crucial future literacies to be facilitated in (teacher) education and schools. In our research and work we collaborate with a number of transnational educators, practitioners and students as we co-create novice teaching and learning opportunities that enhance our knowledge of various media-related topics.
Critical Media Literacy is a theoretical framework and a pedagogical approach, which aims
- to expand the notion of literacy. We communicate, read and write not only with letters and numbers, but with multiple forms of media: music, film, video, advertisement, images, computer games, etc.
- to deepen critical analysis of the various forms of media, information and communication technologies, specifically the relationships between media and audiences, information and power.
- to empower people to produce media themselves in order to be active, responsible citizens in democratic societies.
With this understanding of critical media literacy, we rely on the works of many established scholars, such as Douglas Kellner and Jeff Share, Renee Hobbs, Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Vivian Maria Vasquez, David Buckingham and many others.