3rd Place - Non-empirical Faculty/Staff
As we continue to march forward into an increasingly digital age, the task of empowering students to become effective communicators goes beyond mere language acquisition: “21st century literacy is the set of abilities and skills where aural, visual, and digital literacies overlap” (New Media Consortium, 2005, p. 2). Although addressing traditional academic skills cannot be minimized, it is important to consider our responsibility to include multimodal approaches to meet the comprehensive needs of students. Among the many options for “combining multiple forms of information in a new and useful way” are Public Service Announcements (Quinn & Chu, 2017, p. 554). Example lessons that include PSAs are provided –two for a university composition class and one for a university ESL comprehensive language skills class.
Copyright the Author(s)
Graham, Sharon and Pfeifer, Deborah
"Using Public Service Announcements to Practice Critical Thinking and Multimodal Learning in University English Classrooms,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 47.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/47