Hidden Messages: Media Literacy and Film Culture
Do you control the media, or does the media control you? How do attitudes toward media change over time, and how can teachers more effectively communicate with their students about healthy media habits? This workshop will explore the influence of different forms of mediaon our lives and behaviour. Films, television, video games, and social media will be explored. Through interactive examples and activities, participants will reflect on their own media habits and those of their students. A discussion of different hopes and fears about media throughout history will highlight what is unique about our present moment, giving us hope about our media future. Participants will receive a handout with links to further resources.