Towards a Psychology of Media Education

Lehtonen, Miika and Miloseva, Lence and Page, Tom and Thorsteinsson, Gisli (2008) Towards a Psychology of Media Education. Journal on Educational Psychology, 2 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0973-8827Print/ 2230-7141Online

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This study will introduce some of the fundamentals and rationale for the Psychology of Media Education based on Developmental Psychology. It is an important area of study of a modern teacher profession and teacher education and a new field of multi- , inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge and research. We argue that without a doubt the different symbol- or media environments are influencing young children, adolescents and adults in their everyday life. We could even speak about media(ted) cultures based on media environments including traditional printed media, audiovisual media, interactive computer media and the rapidly growing phenomena like mobile communication, CMMC (computer mediated multimedia communications), web-communities, networked games and virtual reality communities. The significance and influence of media environments need to be publicly recognised in educational contexts of children and adolescents too.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Lence Miloseva
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 09:10

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