The following principles were identified by The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) as a framework for applying the key concepts of media literacy to teaching practices. Visit NAMLE’s website for more on the CPMLE, and read about how they overlap with the Common Core Standards.
Media Literacy Education…
- requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create
- expands the concept of literacy (i.e., reading and writing) to include all forms of media
- builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages — like print literacy, those skills necessitate integrated, interactive, and repeated practice
- develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society
- recognizes that media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization
- affirms that people use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages