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Beyond the image: the intersection of education for development with media literacy.

Jeffers, Gerry (2008) Beyond the image: the intersection of education for development with media literacy. In: Challenging perspectives: teaching globalisation and diversity in the knowledge society. DICE Project, pp. 41-50.

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This paper is based primarily on reflections from my own experiences as a second-level teacher and, more recently, my experiences as a teacher educator listening to feedback from my students, particularly in the area of civic, social and political education (CSPE). A starting belief is that when teachers build up their own individual ‘image-folders’, they have at their fingertips a valuable and versatile resource for learning and teaching. Photographs culled from newspapers, magazines, calendars and other sources add an immediacy and an urgency that, by their very nature, textbooks cannot capture. Such image folders are especially relevant in the area of development education where immediacy and urgency are important values.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Development education and intercultural education project (DICE)
Keywords: Development education; Intercultural education; Education; Ireland; Media literacy; Image file; Teaching; Learning tools;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
Item ID: 1231
Depositing User: Dr. Gerry Jeffers
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2009 16:40
Publisher: DICE Project
Refereed: Yes

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