David Lusted


This book is a guide to the most common concepts in Media Studies, to assist with thinking and teaching about the media in the classrooms of secondary and tertiary education, in particular for teachers of the 14–18 age range. It is intended as an introductory handbook for teachers new to Media Studies and also as a critical reference work for teachers feeling any measure of familiarity with the history of debates and teaching about the media.

The recent increase of interest and activity in teaching about media is at least surprising if not extraordinary. When government policy leads, as now, to a narrowing of the curriculum frame, it is surprising to discover evidence of considerable growth in a focus of knowledge ...

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