Media Binds or Blinds? Participatory Action Research in Deconstructing Myths and Misconceptions in Teacher Education
Thursday, March 29 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: Banneker
Presider: Brian Kinghorn, Marshall University, United States
Abstract: This participatory action research PAR promotes global media education as a means of deconstructing the myths and misconceptions in P20 classrooms, integrates visualization of data and digital storytelling into the curriculum, offers creative suggestions for producing media in the classroom with minimal resources and equipment, and showcases innovative and inclusive projects and best practices for developing critical autonomy, global competency, and 21st century skills in teacher education programs. As transformative education intersects with human rights, a global education framework can be used as a tool for social justice. Situated within the context of global media education, this participatory action research (PAR) project aims to advance scientific knowledge of social justice education as a means to promote global media literacy skills in teacher education programs and attempts to address deep-rooted ideologies to social inequities and misconceptions by creating a space to re-examine current curricula as compared to transformative, collaborative, and inclusive curriculum.