Educators Strategy Session: Connections Between Media Justice and Visual Literacy
Submitted by killerfemme on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 5:14pm
Is there a difference between teaching young people to think critically about media or fine art? While many of the teaching methods and goals are similar, teaching media literacy is often looked at as an activist pursuit, while teaching about the arts is often viewed as an endeavor separate from activism. What are the connections and differences between the two fields? What can educators engaging young people in the struggle for media justice and community media and those working with the visual arts learn from each other? This workshop provides an opportunity for educators, media makers and artists to work together to make connections and share strategies for teaching about media literacy, visual literacy, and the arts. This session aims to enhance the pedagogical styles educators use when training young people to think critically about visual culture they consume and create, no matter what the medium.