Developing Media Literacy: A Project of Cinema and Education at Viana do Castelo Polytechnic
New Horizons in Education and Social Studies Vol. 11,
30 April 2021
There is a broad consensus on the recognition of cinema as a means of acquiring media literacy. The problematization of cinema as an artistic expression and the promotion of interdisciplinarity between the areas of communication, cinema, education and artistic education in particular, have been established in the field of communication science teaching. In this context, the purpose of this article is to describe an action-research that is repeated annually, when students are confronted with cinema, audio-visual language, analysis of still and moving images, and the follow-up of edition creation with students from a Higher Education Course of Art & Technology. The findings provide useful information on the contribution visual culture analysis strategies bring to art in general and cinema in particular, and that such interdisciplinary approach provides a more critical understanding of society through projects that guarantee a free and flexible teaching-learning program and stimulate much discussion and polemic.
- media literacy
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