A comperative look at media literacy education in Turkey focusing on the shift to a more critical approach and new media updates in the curriculum
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This thesis aims to examine the changing approach towards media literacy education in Turkey. This change will be shown through an in depth comparison of the two course books of this lesson from years 2006 and 2015. The comparison shows a change towards a more critical approach. The newer version of the book blends new media elements throughout the book as a whole not just in one unit. The new book also aims to make the students more aware of the messages that are geared towards them from various media outlets on a daily basis. The newer version of the course is designed to encourage students to think more independently ask themselves the right questions and through tasks have a hands-on experience in creating media products. The comparison primarily aims to show the digital media the computer age and internet’s influence on the adapted curriculum also how this change affects the students and encourages them to think more independently.