Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Media in the New Core Standards Curriculum

The draft of the Core (common) Standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening has been posted, and elements of media can be found in the document. Look at page 18 (4-b) and a reference that says:
"At the core of media mastery are the same fundamental capacities as are required offline in traditional print forms: an ability to access, understand, and evaluate complex materials and messages and to produce clear, effective communications. Media mastery does, however, call upon students to apply these core skills in new ways and contexts. Media enable students to communicate quickly with a large, often unknown, and broadly diverse audience. Whereas in the past, students may have had days or weeks to digest new information and formulate a response, the online environment pushes students to exercise judgment and present their responses in a matter of minutes."

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