This lecture on Media was part of a course on Adolescent Development. This course offered in-depth study of adolescence from psychological, biological, social, and cultural perspectives. We traced youth’s development from early adolescence into the period of emerging adulthood. We examined their experience in important life contexts, such as family, peers, and school and how they negotiate the bio-psycho-social developmental tasks of this age period. A major objective of the course was to understand the pathways associated with positive development. We also discussed the skills of effective youth professionals in facilitating positive development.
The goal of this lecture was twofold: (1) to understand issues related to methodology and (2) explore the impact of media on youth. This worksheet accompanied the lecture. As part of the lecture, students created media landscape timelines. Some students volunteered to take pictures of their timelines so I could share them with the class using the projection hardware.
The and the assigned texts for this lecture were:
Ito, M., Horst, H., Bittanti, M., boyd, D., Herr-Stephenson, B., Lange, P. G., … & Robinson, L. (2008). Living and learning with new media: Summary of findings from the digital youth project. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
The texts focused on the translation of research to practice. The is a research brief from the digital youth project and the second is a video that features a positive youth development program that implements the digital youth project recommendations.