Teaching Elementary Students Media Literacy Skills Using Animated Movies

dc.contributor.advisorScott, Lakia M.
dc.contributor.authorMoses, Olivia
dc.contributor.departmentElementary Education.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T14:39:24Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T14:39:24Z
dc.date.copyright2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05-24
dc.description.abstractParents and family members alike have always shown concern for their children’s television and movie watching habits. Questions arise about the appropriateness and influence of content regarding these types of media. There is a need to consider how media literacy is taught to younger audiences. Commonly, media literacy curriculum and lessons are focused, well-needed and intended, on discerning the validity of a source. However, younger students, at elementary ages, aren’t being equipped to critically view mediadirectly targeted for them. Animated movies shape children’s culture and theways they view the world. This study examined the experiences of elementary youth when learning about media literacy, and attempted to understand their process regarding the deconstruction andconstruction of media. Another goal of this study was to prompt and prepare students to question things seen in the media as well as learn about influences media has on their societal perspectives. Findings of the study revealed student engagement was significantly higher in construction activities rather than deconstruction activities.In addition, students were able to make connections to media literacy lessons and extend their thinking about how messaging has an impact on their daily lives.Recommendations for teachers, parents, and media literacy specialists with regards to increasing media literacy education and practices for elementary-aged students are provided.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10638
dc.language.isoenen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectanimateden_US
dc.subjectmoviesen_US
dc.subjectkids filmen_US
dc.subjectchildren's cultureen_US
dc.subjectconstructivismen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectteachingen_US
dc.subjectmedia literacyen_US
dc.subjectcritical media literacyen_US
dc.subject5th gradeen_US
dc.subject6th gradeen_US
dc.titleTeaching Elementary Students Media Literacy Skills Using Animated Moviesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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