Current, former and prospective Lurie College students in the Ed.D. Leadership Program recently kicked off the semester with faculty – including program Director Arnold Danzig – staff and one another!
In an era of media outrage and fake news, Lurie College is proud to have faculty members like Ellen Middaugh (@emiddaugh) who are making significant contributions in the field of civic media literacy. Ellen recently published the article “More Than Just Facts: Promoting Civic Media Literacy in the Era of Outrage” in the Peabody Journal of Education. You can read the abstract below and access the article in its entirety here.
Amid rising concerns about “fake news,” efforts have emerged to explain the spread and impact of misinformation on youth civic engagement. These efforts have focused primarily on the role of social media in exposing youth to factually inaccurate civic information and the factors that influence the ability to discern the accuracy of such information. A less explored aspect has been the impact of the rise of“outrage language,” defined as language that evokes strong emotional responses (e.g., fear, anger, disgust) that communications scholars have documented as playing a larger role in political discourse over the past few decades (Berry & Sobieraj,2014). This article draws on three recent studies of digital media and youth civic engagement to discuss (a) the role of participatory media in exposing youth to outrage language in civic discourse, (b) the challenges of balancing attention to the emotional and factual elements when participating in online civic discourse, and (c) how the development of online counterpublics through high school classrooms can help students create models of productive online discourse. The article concludes with suggestions for future research and educational interventions that address the challenges associated with outrage language.
Lurie College opened its doors at its Student Success Center on a beautiful, sunny afternoon earlier this week to welcome SJSU students back for the spring semester. About 50 students attended the event to learn more about life and opportunities at Lurie College from its departments, faculty and staff. Congratulations to those students who competed in the human bingo game and were selected to win a prize – Alex H., Alison E., Cristina R., Heidi E., Jack S., Janeane D., John T., Kirsten K., Mary T., Monique M., Justin C., and Rashmi – please stop by the Student Success Center over the next week to claim your prize! There are more student events and workshops coming up at the Student Success Center for – visit their events page to learn more and register.
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To kick off the spring semester, Lurie College faculty and staff arranged for some learning of their own by participating in a Liberatory Design Thinking Workshop! The workshop was led by Tania Annaisse, Founder and CEO of Beytna Design, and Corrina Hui, Founding Systemic Equity Designer at DSX, facilitating the group, and focused on the concept of design and how that can be utilized to address and mitigate inequities that exist in our communities as a result of previous designs. Faculty and staff engaged in dialogue across disciplines and perspectives to gain deeper insights into one another, identify current designs that are inhibiting liberation, and develop a plan for the initial next steps to address those designs.
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