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How to Use Parody and Humour to Teach Digital Literacy

How to Use Parody and Humour to Teach Digital Literacy
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Author(s): Luis Pereira (Coventry University, UK)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Melda N. Yildiz (Walden University, USA & Unite to Educate, USA) and Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9667-9.ch020

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Abstract

Based on the assumption digital literacy needs a practical approach and actions, this chapter presents an initiative that intends to develop digital skills in a very creative way. Considering the challenge educators (for instance, teachers or librarians) face to promote digital literacy skills especially to young people in a very engaging way, some training was developed to create a possible answer to that problem. This chapter discusses the impact of that initiative that highlights the potential of humour and parody that we can find on digital media to teach digital literacy. According to some attendants, this approach was creative, engaging and built in their minds alternative paths to explore digital literacy and critical thinking.

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