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    Psalm 45:1

    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

    Galatians 2:20

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



    Friday, March 5, 2010

    My Upcoming Research Paper in Summary

    Describe your topic:

    My literature review investigates media literacy and the effects there of in social, educational, and political arenas. These studies bring into perspective the use of media in schools to educate and to prevent cultural decline and adolescent behavior—taking the current and next generations ahead into the future of communications.

    What is the most important thing you have found to date?

    The most important thing I have discovered is the positive enforcement of “experience” learning in education presenting students more hands on opportunities to engage the world around them.

    Rather than reading and hearing about the universe, students can visually interact with it creating a stronger and concrete understanding.

    What is the weirdest/strangest/most unexpected thing you have found to date?

    Whether I have yet to find—or perhaps I’m not looking close enough—most of the research I have found has been done outside of the US. For example, many studies are being done in Canada, Tokyo, and even the Netherlands; however, I have found very few articles concerning the United States of America (being so media centered in its communications I found this somewhat odd. . .). This leaves me to question as to whether or not proper steps are being taken to better educate society and prepare them for the changing times. Perhaps some experts feel that these new technologies and methods will progressively become more and more common; on the contrary, I feel that some education in media literacy—the proper interpretation of media—is a crucial study especially in early development.

    What argument could you be making on your topic?

    Some of the advantages in media education are not yet fully realized in the US and improper interpretation of media (i.e. political propaganda) can lead US citizens astray. Furthermore, individuals may lose educational opportunities, jobs, and even citizenship if left to fend for themselves in understanding new media, new technology, and new communication.

    "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

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