Who Is This Guide For?

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We created this field guide for practitioners looking to integrate more equitable and inclusive practices into their media literacy educational work.

Is this guide only for teachers?

The guide is for everyone! But we designed it with “practitioners” in mind, meaning anyone working in media literacy.

Can I use this guide if I’m not teaching media literacy?

Yes! We designed the field guide to help you evaluate your stance and provide guidance for implementing more equitable and inclusive practices.

Can I assign this guide to students/partners?

You could, but it’s not designed as a lesson plan. Instead, the guide provides questions to help you evaluate your work and give some suggestions.

Will the guide provide a curriculum or lesson plan?

No. The field guide was not designed as a lesson plan or to provide a suggested curriculum. It was created to provide a space for self-evaluation and guidance on key concepts.

Mapping Impactful Media Literacy Practices

Initial support for the research project is made possible through the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Facebook. To ensure the independence and integrity of this research effort, NAMLE maintains full authority regarding project strategy, budget, personnel decisions, or research activities. Facebook has no control over the research design, methodology, analysis, or findings. NAMLE and any research authors will maintain exclusive copyright over all products and freely disseminate those products to advance the media literacy field.

For inquiries with NAMLE, contact Michelle Ciulla Lipkin: mciullalipkin[at]namle.net.
For inquiries regarding the Mapping Impactful Media Literacy Project, contact Paul Mihailidis: paul_mihailidis[at]emerson.edu.

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