26 septembre 2023
GReMS research seminar Sept. 26 - Dr. Amanda Levido - Media literacy and the Digital Child
The seminar will be held in room d.262, Collège Dupriez (2nd floor), ruelle de la Lanterne magique 14, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve.
Presentation title: Media literacy and the Digital Child
Abstract: Research that concerns young children and how they develop media literacy is an emerging field of research. In this presentation, I will discuss several projects currently being undertaken at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child that seek to understand the ways young children explore the media and develop media literacy. The first project aims to understand how children make sense of algorithms in their everyday lives. The second project details a how young children in the early years of school develop understandings of the key concepts of media literacy and how teachers in the early years can support children. The third project examines a media literacy program developed by a media company for children aged 9-12 and how children engaged with news and media literacy through the program. This session will provide insight into the current state of media literacy education in Australia across schools and some out-of-school contexts.
Bio: Dr Amanda Levido is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. She investigates how children use digital media technologies for learning across a range of contexts including educational settings and in homes. She has a background as a media teacher and is interested in the pedagogical approaches used by teachers and educators when implementing media literacy and media arts in school and early years settings. Additionally, Amanda has worked with educators and teachers to implement curriculum and digital programs into classrooms and early learning settings, with an emphasis on educator professional learning.