This paper studies ways in which education may be imparted to media studies students and analyses ways in which media and information literacies are imparted across the globe to students. The information literacy includes the following skills:
• Identifying/recognizing information needs • Identifying sources of information • Locating or retrieving information• Analysing and assessing the quality of information Media literacy can be divided into the following sections: • Aesthetic and creative skills: an ability to view, listen to, create, and interpret media contents. • Interactive skills: an ability to communicate through media and an ability to identify with different media roles. • Critical analysing skills: a skill to give meanings to and to understand different media contents. • Security skills: A skill to solve problems and situations and avoid unpleasant circumstances. The study argues, after in-depth analysis of existing media pedagogical methods, for a more interactive approach in teaching and classroom learning or even zoom learning through online methods. As Robyn Jackson (2009), the author of Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching noted, “meaningful learning happens when students try to make sense out of the world by filtering new information through their own existing knowledge, concepts, rules, hypotheses, and associations from personal experiences. Our job is to help our students find their own voices and develop their own understanding of the subject matter.” Findings will be written on the basis of this critical and analytical study.
Navodita Pande completed her Ph.D. from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 2017 on the topic ‘Media Coverage of Elections and Voting Behaviour: Case Study of Lok Sabha Elections in Uttar Pradesh’. Her research interests mainly include media, politics, gender, education. She has published in many national and international journals and conference books. She has been teaching media studies for the last ten years, prior to which she was working in television.