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LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

Catholic Education

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Media Literacy And The Common Good: A Link To Catholic Social Teaching, Maria Rosalia Tenorio De Azevedo Jul 2015

Media Literacy And The Common Good: A Link To Catholic Social Teaching, Maria Rosalia Tenorio De Azevedo

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

In order to effectively teach students how to critically consume media it is paramount for teachers to be media literate (Ian & Temur, 2012; Keller-Raber, 1995; Schmidt, 2012). Using Freirean critical literacy as a theoretical framework, this case study investigated how a 60-hour teacher training program in media literacy promoting Catholic Social Teaching and how undergoing this training has influenced teachers’ perceptions of media literacy, Catholic Social Teaching, and the link between the two. As the researcher, I performed participant-observation as a trainee in the program. Five teachers, alumni of the program, participated in this study: one middle school teacher, three high-school teachers ...