Presentation Title

Critical Media and Information Literacy in the Classroom: Practical Applications and Theoretical Foundations

Biographical Sketch

Natasha Casey is associate professor of communications at Blackburn College, Illinois where she teaches media and information literacy, communication theory and other courses in the department of English and communications. She holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec). Her research interests include critical race theory and critical media and information literacy. With co-author Spencer Brayton, her most recent publications include chapters in ‘Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments’ (IGI, 2018) and ‘Credit-bearing Information Literacy Courses: Critical Approaches’ (ACRL Press, 2018). She serves on the executive board of Gateway Media Literacy Partners (St. Louis, Missouri) and the National Association for Media Literacy Education leadership council. Her media and information literacy blog, ‘No Silos’ is at www.natashacasey.com

Spencer Brayton is library manager at Waubonsee Community College, where he works to support library services, operations, and growth of the college libraries. Spencer holds an MA in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MS in management from the University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL). His research interests focus on the convergence of critical media literacy and critical information literacy. He has served in various capacities for the following organizations: Canadian Association of Academic Librarians (CAPAL), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). His blog, ‘Converging Spaces’, is at https://spencerbrayton.wordpress.com/

Type of Presentation

Panel submission

Brief Description of Presentation

Educators discuss practical ways to incorporate critical media and information literacy into the college classroom as well as strategize regarding student resistance to critical media and information literacy, as well as delineate their theoretical influences.

Abstract of Proposal

Although much has been written on the theoretical foundations of critical media and information literacy, there is a dearth in terms of the practical ways to incorporate it into the college classroom. This quick fire panel seeks to address this and will provide attendees with varied ways to incorporate critical media literacy and critical information literacy into their classes, address issues of student resistance as well as delineate their own critical media and information literacy influences. Notable writers in the field including Julie Frechette and Jeff Share have agreed to be part of this panel. Spencer Brayton and Natasha Casey will bring perspectives from their critical media and information literacy collaboration. We anticipate an additional two participants.

Location

Session 6A (Grand Salon, DoubleTree)

Start Date

2-23-2019 1:55 PM

End Date

2-23-2019 3:25 PM

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Critical Media and Information Literacy in the Classroom: Practical Applications and Theoretical Foundations

Session 6A (Grand Salon, DoubleTree)

Although much has been written on the theoretical foundations of critical media and information literacy, there is a dearth in terms of the practical ways to incorporate it into the college classroom. This quick fire panel seeks to address this and will provide attendees with varied ways to incorporate critical media literacy and critical information literacy into their classes, address issues of student resistance as well as delineate their own critical media and information literacy influences. Notable writers in the field including Julie Frechette and Jeff Share have agreed to be part of this panel. Spencer Brayton and Natasha Casey will bring perspectives from their critical media and information literacy collaboration. We anticipate an additional two participants.