A. Grace Martin

Author, Student Teacher, Optimist and Promoter of Self-Empowerment

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Media and Critical Pedagogy

Posted by agracemartin on January 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

The mass media influences us all--whether we are aware of it or not. In my social context class, we discussed how students are constantly being inculcated due to advertisements. Worse, corporations don't seem to care how many toes they step on.

This makes me think that we need to be diligent as educators to encourage critical thinking and critical pedagogy in our students. Let us question the status quo. Why is society the way it is? Who has the power? Who is making the big choices on what we see on television and internet advertisements, and in the news?

To investigate this concept further, we viewed the following video. I found it to be informative and interesting. This clip ranked the movie "Shadows of Liberty" to the top of my to-watch list.

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