|授業科目名||Seminar（Learning through media） ／Special Lecture（Learning through media）|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course aims to enable students to critically analyse claims about media effects, while also considering effective methods of employing media texts as political or educational tools. By examining media texts as they are used in contemporary settings, students will expand their awareness of popular strategies of influence, and debate their potential efficacy through consideration of related academic research. By creating resources of their own, students will cultivate their media literacy skills while applying their knowledge to issues important to them.|
|授業の概要||Whether regarding the promotion of dangerous behavior in fictional works, the frequently unregulated spread of information online, the political uses of social media, or the role of the mass media in promoting harmful ideologies, many concerns about the media involve its ability to educate. Nevertheless, the precise ways in which media can educate – and the effectiveness or outcomes of such education – often remain unspoken or assumed. The course seeks to enable students to critically evaluate the beliefs about the media that underpin a variety of forms of educational media, including those created for teachers, parents, and political activists.|
|授業計画||Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Media in education: Film as an educational tool
Week 3: Media in education: Taught media literacy
Week 4: Media in education: Learning through creation
Week 5: Media activism: Media guidelines
Week 6: Media activism: Activist resources and online distribution
Week 7: Media activism: Identity and representation
Week 8: Project guidance
Week 9: Fictional media: Moral lessons
Week 10: Fictional media: Learning ideology
Week 11: Fictional media: Events and activities
Week 12: Project presentations
Week 13: Project presentations
Week 14: Conclusions and review
|評価方法||・Class participation: 20%
Criteria: Based on regular attendance and thoughtful participation in class discussions.
・Reading presentation and class discussion question: 20%
Criteria: A 5-minute presentation summarising and analysing an assigned reading. Grades will be determined based on accuracy, use of course content, and comprehensiveness.
・Video project: 10%
Criteria: A short video displaying active media participation, followed by a class discussion. Grades will be based on relevance to the course content and readings.
・Final project: 50%
Criteria: A group project developing an educational resource. The resource will be presented in class with analysis of its purpose, creation, and potential usages. Grades will be based on engagement with course content, attention to detail, and clarity.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Materials will be provided by the instructor. Students will also be expected to independently select relevant examples to discuss in class.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students will be expected to read academic and/or popular works for class, as well as find related works in a variety of media outlets to facilitate class discussions.
Students will have to prepare projects individually and in groups for the class.