Approaches to Teacher Professional Development in Digital and Media Literacy Education

Authored by: Renee Hobbs

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068

10.4324/9781315628110.ch5

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Abstract

Everyone agrees that teacher education is essential to integrating media literacy into the K-12 curriculum in the United States. However, professional development in digital and media literacy takes many forms, reflecting its complex multidisciplinary identity at the intersection of media studies and educational practice. Further, due to the modest level of visibility regarding the value of media literacy in US education, educators who have effectively introduced it into the K-12 curriculum have had to be opportunistic in the approach to their own education.

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