Wider Literacies with Digital Media

  • Michelle Cannon


This chapter revisits the social and political tensions running through the text, and makes recommendations to develop literacy as critical and collaborative media-making informed with artistry and purpose. This chapter, whilst acknowledging the extrinsic uses of film and media production in schools as tools to boost traditional academic achievement, trains its lens on the elusive intrinsic benefits that augment aesthetic sensibility, critical acumen and social participation. The book will be of interest to social groups motivated by broad and inclusive educational programmes that nurture creative expression, cultural capital and civic engagement through enlightened hands-on media production and ‘signature pedagogies’.


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  • Michelle Cannon
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  1. 1.UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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