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Cognitive Approach to Improve Media Literacy: Mind Puzzles

Cognitive Approach to Improve Media Literacy: Mind Puzzles
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Author(s): Zekeriya Karadag (Bayburt University, Turkey) and Yasemin Devecioglu-Kaymakci (Bayburt University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 24
Source title: Digital Multimedia: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3822-6.ch013

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Abstract

This chapter starts with an exploration of the media literacy literature and its place in the developing 21st century. The literature suggests that media literacy should be considered as one of the capstones for the skills needed for the 21st century citizens. In terms of developing media literacy skills, scholars look at the concept from either cognitive or social perspective, and the review reveals that both of them are closely related to each other. Moreover, the study asserts that cognitive and metacognitive skills play a significant role in developing the media literacy and the skills for 21st century. Then, the chapter presents a city-wide activity done in Bayburt, Turkey. It is our assumption that the case presented here may be an inspiring example for whom may want to explore different approaches.

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