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Teaching Media and Information Literacy in the 21st Century

Teaching Media and Information Literacy in the 21st Century
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Author(s): Sarah Gretter (Michigan State University, USA) and Aman Yadav (Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 13
Source title: Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Library Science, Information Management, and Scholarly Inquiry
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7659-4.ch007


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In our hyper-connected era, individuals are constantly exposed to images and information that shape our digital culture. Possessing the competencies to understand how information is conveyed in our daily lives can therefore empower citizens to recognize its functions and effects on human communication. This chapter looks at the importance of media and information literacy for individuals in the 21st century. It provides a brief history of the concept, as well as a detailed exploration of the competencies that compose it. It also refers to the role that educators play in its instruction and concludes with recommendations for teachers to start embedding MIL principles in their teaching.

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