YOU HAVE TO READ ALL THE READINGS AND PLEASE USE AS MANY RESOURCES FROM I UPLOADED
Pick one specific media artifact from this list:
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Dora The Explorer
Mulan (Animated or Live Action)
House of Cards
Big Bang Theory
Magic School Bus (Rides Again)
Describe the program and discuss it in terms of the topics we have covered so far in this course. Specifically, discuss it in terms of the following points listed below (within the parentheses are some tips to assist you in understanding the assignment). You may use outside sources, but the majority of the material must come from this course.
REQUIRED CONTENT TO ANSWER:
In what way(s) is the information processed in the human cognitive system? Does it make effective use of the mind based on your audience’s specifications (i.e. children, adults, etc.)? (Are cognitive processing elements/theories included?).
What is the view of the world? (Is a view of the world included for this particular artifact? Ex: X-Men comic books “view of the world” may be a place where “good” fights “evil” in a physical and mental way in the hopes of achieving the understanding of everyone’s differences).
Notes to help: What do you think the view of the world is, or how does it present to others? Tumblr, for example, is culturally a place where people share polished, sometimes performative photos of their daily lives, and due to everyone posting very polished photos it leads to the world is viewed as a beautiful polished place. Snapchat, on the other hand, may take or provide a real, at the moment, authentic view of the world. You can look to an app’s mission to understand their “view of the world.” Think also about its uses in culture, is it something that brings everyone together, a great equalizer, or something else?
How does the artifact cultivate knowledge, thinking, social skills, etc…? What knowledge and skills are contained in the content and do you think they will transfer to other contexts?
How would you revise the artifact? Could you use it in an educational manner or other creative ways to send out its message(s)? Saying you would NOT revise the artifact as you think it is “perfect” isn’t enough to fulfill the requirements of revision.
Length: 8 to 10 pages, 12 pt. font double-spaced in APA format (this does NOT your title page and reference list).