Media literacy is increasingly coupled with a particular version of ‘information literacy’. I argue that this is not only conceptually incoherent but also educationally problematic.
Category Archives: Information literacy
The uselessness of literacies
Has the literacy metaphor finally passed its sell-by date? A short polemic.
Who needs data literacy?
Is ‘data literacy’ a useful response to the datafication of contemporary life – not least of education itself? It all depends, not only on how it’s defined but also on how it is practically implemented.
Media literacy policy: the reduced version
The UK government is developing new policies on media literacy. But what does it mean by media literacy – and where is education in its plans?
Citizenship and media education: lost connections?
The first of two posts revisiting the idea of citizenship education, and its relationship with media education.
‘Powerful knowledge’, Media Studies and technology
What are the problems with theories of ‘powerful knowledge’, and how might they apply to teaching about (and with) media and technology?
Navigating the Infodemic, Part Two
Information Literacy, Politics and Public Knowledge in the Time of Covid-19
Navigating the Infodemic, Part One
Media and Misinformation in the Time of Covid-19