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Revista Electrónica Educare

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VALDIVIA-BARRIOS, Andrea; PINTO-TORRES, Daniel  and  HERRERA-BARRAZA, Minka. Media Literacy and Learning. Conceptual Contribution in the Field of Media Education. Educare [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp.125-140. ISSN 1409-4258.

The social transformations related to digital technologies and new media offer important challenges to education. The school ceases to be the main space; ways of knowing and producing knowledge expand and diversify; and communicative practices become more complex. This makes it necessary to examine skills and learnings that should be promoted to act and participate in digital and media settings. This article presents a critical conceptual review on media literacy and learning from Latin American, American and European traditions. A reading integrating theoretical contribution from communication and education is proposed. Literacy is understood as a social practice that implies construction and social consensus for the generation and negotiation of meanings through language and learning. It offers pertinent guidelines for an educational curriculum in tune with the challenges of digitization and mediatization of society.

Keywords : Media literacy; learning; competences; language; media practices; digital technologies.

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