On the way of improving the media literacy: the case of faculty of education students

Improving the media literacy

Authors

  • Hacer Dolanbay Muş Alparslan University

Abstract

In this globalized environment, future instructors must be able to understand and correctly evaluate messages from various sources of media. In this context, the research intends to improve prospective teachers' media literacy knowledge, attitudes, and skills, as well as raise their awareness of media literacy.

The study's data collected through applications submitted to the European Union (EU) Project at a public university during the academic year 2021-2022. The study is structured around action research methodology. The research group comprises of 160 aspiring teachers from six different departments within the faculty of education. Prospective teachers were given training during the research. The media literacy level determination scale, student activity sheets, researcher observations, and individual interviews were used to collect data for the project. Quantitative data were analyzed by the statistical analysis Anova method.

The content analysis method was used to study the qualitative data. There is a difference between pre-service teachers' initial levels and their levels towards the end of their course, according to the findings of the study. Prospective teachers have gained awareness about media literacy. They've learned about the subjects and abilities that make up media literacy's content. It has been determined that by researching the media, students will utilize it more cautiously, begin to criticize it, and become more conscious of the media's individual and social implications.

Keywords: Education, media literacy, prospective teachers, action research.

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Published

2022-03-01