Metapiśmienność jako cel kształcenia akademickiego w świecie nowych mediów

Marcin Sieńko


Media change our culture. In order to fully participate in today’s culture, we require a new set of knowledge, skills, and competences. In this article, I propose a new strategy for academic teaching. The starting point of discussion is the various concepts of media literacy. Based on the ideas of the selected authors (Innis, Havelock, McLuhan, Flusser, Kittler, Ulmer), I attempt to describe social changes that are determined by the new media. The category of “literacy” used in this paper serves heuristic function, which allows the problem to be described in a way that enables new and fruitful analysis. Thus, I show that contemporary text-literacy is no longer sufficient to understand the culture. It is necessary to teach other forms of “literacies”, taking into account the dominance of new media. I use mystory – a new genre of academic text proposed by Gregory Ulmer – as an example of how one can exceed the limits of academic literacy and introduces new media into the learning process. Still, it is just the beginning of necessary changes. In the literature, it is proposed to emphasize new forms of electronic, video, information, or digital literacy, which introduces new constraints in the place of older ones. In this paper, I postulate a new model of academic teaching based on concepts of multi-literacy and meta-literacy. Only critical synthesis of various media literacies will provide us with knowledge and methods we need to teach our students how to fully and creatively live in the modern world.

Słowa kluczowe

media; literacy; electracy; mystory; multi-literacy; meta-literacy

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