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Korean Journal of General Education 2018;12(6):195-215.
Published online December 30, 2018.
A Study on the Media Literacy Education for the Improvement of Critical Cognition and Self-Expression Ability
Nam Min Cho
비판적 인지와 자기표현 능력 향상을 위한 미디어 리터러시 교육 방안 연구
The purpose of this study is to investigate and prove the effectiveness of media literacy as an educational tool for higher education institutions such as universities. For this purpose, this study introduces the concepts and theories of media literacy that have been developed in the field of media literacy education. Then this study presents the curriculum basic design and education plan for media literacy education. This study also aims to prove that media literacy education can be a useful educational tool to improve learners’ critical thinking and self-expression ability. The scope of this study is limited to media literacy education which is one of the broad areas of media literacy. In terms of the types of media, this article includes both analog media and digital contents as the object of the research. Analog media includes traditional printed media such as newspapers, and digital contents includes contents delivered on the internet base. By having these two different types of media, this study aims to educate perspectives which could identify and mitigate any bias due to the difference of delivery modes. Therefore, the main object of this study includes news, articles, documentary, editorial, and so on. Also, in terms of the topics of the contents, the focus is on social problems. This study consists of three major parts; educational objectives of the study, a proposed curriculum basic design for media literacy education, and empirical analysis of changes in learners’ behavior before and after media literacy training.
Key Words: 학습자 행동 변화 Media Literacy, Literacy, Self-expression Ability, Critical Thinking Ability, Educational Methodology, Curriculum Basic Design, Learner Behavior Change


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