Exploring the Relationship Between Media and Us – through a Cognitive, Metacognitive, and Psychological Lens

  • 12pm–1pm (EDT/GMT-4)

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES “CRITICAL MEDIA LITERACY: A CHALLENGE FOR TEACHER EDUCATION AND BEYOND”

Critical Media Literacy is a joint interdisciplinary initiative by the Heidelberg School of Education and Teachers College (Columbia University). With this year’s lecture series entitled “Critical Media Literacy: A Challenge for Teacher Education and Beyond”, the project aims for a transatlantic collaborative dialogue at the intersection of various disciplines and didactics. Lecturers, students, teachers, educators and various stakeholders in education are welcome to join in.

Teaserbild zur Veranstaltung #CMLLectures mit Porträt von Yoo Kyung Chang
Portrait: © Yoo Kyung Chang

The lecture aims to engage the attendees in thinking about their relationship with media within their multiple identities – as a member of the community, as a citizen, as an individual, as an educator. The relationship will be explored by examining one’s cognitive, metacognitive, and affective engagement with the media on an individual and social level, with design as a mediator.

Living and teaching in the current, complex media ecosystem that is often characterised by participatory culture and information age, we are often faced with the extreme optimism of accessibility and equity or the negative implications of technological determinism. However, there is room for a more informed and flexible approach to understand the implications of media, affordances, and design on our daily lives and educational practice.

The lecture will question our perception of ‘being informed’ and agency through discussions around human cognition, metacognition, and support educators in developing informed approaches to integrating media into their teaching practice.


ABOUT YOO KYUNG CHANG

Yoo Kyung Chang is a learning experience designer and a lecturer at the program of Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design, Teachers College. Her research and professional expertise lies in the design and development of technology to support and understand learning and human development. Her current research focuses on the cognitive, affective, and metacognitive implications of data-driven design in diverse context ranging from online learning to media consumption behaviour, and innovative approaches to media literacy education. Previously, Yoo Kyung Chang engaged in the design and research of playful science learning at New York Hall of Science, simulation-based science learning, game-based learning, participatory design, online pedagogical support, and (in)formal medical education.


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