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Classroom Teachers' Experiences with Critical Inquiry and Multimedia Literacy

, University of New Mexico, United States ; , Institute of American Indian Art, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This qualitative study followed a group of classroom teachers as they explored the instructional possibilites of teaching with and about multimedia and popular culture, and their efforts to integrate critical multimedia literacy into their teaching. Throughout the semester, the teachers practiced critiquing and incorporating multiple media such as film, television, and digital technologies into their teaching. The semester-long research project documented some of the benefits and challenges of incorporating popular culture, mass media, and critical literacy into content area classes. Recommendations on how to integrate critical inquiry and media literacy into content area instruction are included.


Kingsley, K. & Unger, J. (2008). Classroom Teachers' Experiences with Critical Inquiry and Multimedia Literacy. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4195-4200). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .


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