TEACHING CIVIC PARTICIPATION WITH DIGITAL MEDIA IN ART EDUCATION: Critical Approaches for Classrooms and Communities

Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis, Olga Ivashkevich

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Abstract

This anthology shares educational practices to engage young people in critical digital media consumption and production. Comprehensive frameworks and teaching guidance enable educators to empower students to use digital technologies to respond to the social, political, economic, and other critical issues in their real-life and online communities. Section I of the book explores philosophical and conceptual approaches to teaching civic participation via digital media and technologies in various educational settings, Section II focuses on the participatory civic approaches in K-16 art education classrooms, and Section III outlines these approaches for arts-based community settings (after school programs, camps, online sites). Throughout, authors reference different technologies - video, digital collage, glitch, game design, mobile applications, virtual reality, and social media - and offer in-depth discussions of pedagogical processes and exemplary curriculum projects. Building on National (NAEA) and State Media Arts Standards, the educational practices outlined facilitate students’ media literacy skills and digital citizenship awareness in the art classroom and provide a solid foundation for teaching civic-minded media making. Ideal for art and media educators within preservice and higher education spaces, this book equips readers to prepare their students to be thoughtful and critical producers of their own media that can effectively advocate for social change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages187
ISBN (Electronic)9781000932539
ISBN (Print)9781032514031
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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