Contemporary ecological perspectives and media education

Flynn, Niall (2015) Contemporary ecological perspectives and media education. Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier: Critical Pedagogies in Neoliberal Times, 3 (2). ISSN 0009-7101

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In “Contemporary Ecological Perspectives and Media Education,” Niall Flynn explores how media ecological frameworks might reanimate critical, problem-posing media pedagogies, as “they present a timely opportunity to reconfigure the form of media education.” More specifically, Flynn argues that media ecological approaches push beyond human-centric approaches to media study, demanding critical engagement with “a heterogeneous media-ontological system of entangled material agencies.” For Flynn, these speculative, non-institutionalized, anti-disciplinary frameworks point to pedagogies that dislodge and disrupt neoliberal knowledge production in fundamental ways. For, as Flynn suggests, “In this frame, students are allowed the space to think and to work through problems… It engages a space of complexity and potential resistance to be determined by the students themselves. It switches focus from being a taught and subsequently interpreted pedagogical model, to a creative and active one.”

Keywords:Media Ecologies, Pedagogy, Media Theory, JCOpen
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:25948
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 13:51

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