“I don’t like hearing Angel and not seeing her! Why did we do that?” An Exploration of Students’ Media Literacy Development Through Production

Michele Luchs, Winston Emery


In this exploratory casestudy we look at student media production to find out what students know and have learned about the media through production work. We used a media education conceptual framework developed by Dick as a means of describing the day to day media learning of a group of ten students, four girls and six boys, producing a video documentary on rape. We found that as they worked, the students encountered most of the concepts of Dick’s framework; however, with the exception of the development of a sophisticated understanding of the documentary genre, there was little formal opportunity for the students to articulate their nascent critical consciousness about the media.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21432/T22P5D

Copyright (c) 2004 Michele Luchs, Winston Emery

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