Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED

19/02/2013 15:58:17

Quijada is the executive director of Media Literacy Project. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community organizer, she has a deep passion for media justice. Quijada presents nationally and internationally on the impact of media on culture, politics, and technology. She has co-founded various organizations in Albuquerque, including Young Women United, a reproductive justice organization by and for young women of color.

Quijada is particularly interested in media as a tool for self-determination and movement building.

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Angela Blackthorne

Brilliant I love her message

22/05/2016
Joseph George

very useful. thank you so much.

08/05/2016
Jennifer Isaacs

Not many responses here for this video. At least it is not forced into censorship yet.

08/07/2015
Jennifer Isaacs

So many people are illiterate today and show pride more than seek understanding. So many people can read but yet are still having trouble with media literacy. So many are also unwilling to step away from fallacies and use critical thinking it seems.
Is the human brain evolving into something that seeks little logic and creative thinking beyond conformity? I do not know.
I do know however people lack not only media literacy often, but scientific literacy as well no matter what they label themselves.

Cults do encourage lack of critical thought and to research individually questions it seems too. Yet many do not fully understand definition and concepts of what cults do to create such barriers to literacy and force censorship on everyone. In fact regardless of labels one may call themselves there is still that similar human psychology how people can end up in cult like thinking or lack thereof it seems.

I can only hope in the future people will be more literate as communication, language, and definition change... as they always have since ancient days. 

08/07/2015
Trent Spidell

mc donalds im chuging it

07/01/2015
Sal Quijada

Making a ' visual 'out of abstractions is a secret of television news, not unlike this lecture.

17/05/2014
I'm Just Sayin'

right on !! I took the tv out our home almost two years ago & ill say, my kids & i are just about experts on seeing through those messages now

20/02/2013
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