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Media Education in the Primary School - Carol E. Craggs

Media Education in the Primary School

Paperback Published: 18th June 1992
ISBN: 9780415063715
Number Of Pages: 200

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Media Education in the Primary School provides a clear, practical guide for teachers on how to approach media education. The author offers helpful advice on teaching about media institutions, news-gathering and on soaps, comics and advertising. Cross-cirucular classroom activities such as video-work, simulating advertising campaigns and photography are also included. All the activities have been thoroughly tested and are fully compatabile with current National Curriculum requirements.

Introductionp. 1
The arguments for primary media educationp. 2
Codap. 7
Starting points
An outline history: from discrimination to demythologisingp. 9
Research: help or hindrance?p. 12
Key issuesp. 14
The identification of a suitable pedagogyp. 19
Codap. 22
Teaching visual literacy
The nature of visual literacy: a definition of the questp. 23
Practical approachesp. 25
Conclusionp. 55
Learning about news
What's in the news for us?p. 56
Practical approachesp. 58
Conclusionp. 76
Some approaches to teaching about advertising
Why concern ourselves with mere commercials?p. 77
Practical approachesp. 82
Footnotep. 107
Representations of reality
Reality, realism, representationsp. 109
Practical approachesp. 112
Conclusionp. 131
Media institutions
Audiences and economicsp. 134
A practical approachp. 136
Reflectionp. 141
Conclusionp. 142
Appendix: Primary media education and the National Curriculump. 143
Notesp. 162
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 182
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ISBN: 9780415063715
ISBN-10: 041506371X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 18th June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1