Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Learning and Media Literacy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_127



The advent of a multitude of digital sources has massively increased the scope and scale of information available to learners. Therefore, being media literate by having the ability to integrate, evaluate, and produce knowledge effectively from different sources has become a key life skill in the digital age. Being media literate enables individuals to maximize their use of technology across platforms within a range of social, ecological, and occupational contexts. For this reason, an understanding of how learners learn and how they develop the requisite skills to engage effectively with new educational technologies in different learning contexts is required. This entry outlines the importance of understanding the concept of media literacy in theory and also how these skills develop and are used in practice. The socio-ecological contexts in which they develop and the psychosocial dimensions that underpin the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social SciencesLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK
  2. 2.Division of Psychology, School of Media, Culture and SocietyUniversity of the West of ScotlandPaisleyUK