Media Analysis in Education

Nice overview in The Blog of Eckhoff on critical theories for analysing media which he’s tried out with his school students. He takes in semiotics, feminist and post-colonial approaches, rhetorical/audience studies and critical discourse analysis (CDA). I’m liking this quote:

I think it is important for us as educators to hit CDA theory well with our students so that they understand the importance of code switching and when it is appropriate to use one set of discourse rules over another depending upon the situation or text presented to them.

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