|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||Lecture workshop 1 x 2 hour|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2.500 word essay||50%|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2,500 word essay||50%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Discuss and assess the theoretical frameworks within which a study of children and the media is located
- Critically evaluate the validity of the major concerns that are voiced about the child's relationship with and use of the media
- Apply their knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings (and various 'concerns') to describe and explain how far the child experiences of the media can be described as 'educational'
- Demonstrate general study skills
This module introduces students to the major theories that underpin academic investigations of children's relationships with and uses of the mass media, together with a balanced view of adult 'concerns' about the media in the context of child-audiences and the media as 'educational' tools.
- To introduce students to the (media-specific) theoretical frameworks that are frequently employed in the academic study of the child's relationship with and use of the media.
- To provide students with insight into some of the major 'concerns' that are voiced about the child's relationship with and use of the media.
- To demonstrate to students how media use can be underpinned by development and sociological 'benefits' that can be described as 'educational'.
- To develop general study skills in the process of achieving the above aims.
- Introduction: Children and the Media
- 'Media literacy': Children's understanding of the media
- TV: An alternative curriculum
- Gender (1): Polarised media worlds
- Gender (2): Advertising
- Children's media uses and the marketability of childhood 'needs'
- Violence (1): Blood and Guts - The main 'concerns'
- Violence (2): Video nasties and computer games
- Children and new media: Internet at home and in school
- Media constructed social worlds: TV Nation
Van Evra, Judith (1990) Television and Child Development Hilldale, NJ: Erlbaum Primo search Gunter, Barrie & Jill McAleer (1997) Children and Television 2nd London: Routledge Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6