Digital media play an increasingly dominant role in reinforcing and challenging power inequality in social and institutional relationships. This paper describes how a service-learning component engaged students in community-based interactions that not only deepened their understanding of course content but also increased their commitment to diversity, community issues, and personal development. A close look at three case studies shows that integrating service learning into a first year seminar on digital media and social justice had positive outcomes for students when intentionally paired with community partners offering course-related projects.
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Finucane, M. O., Seiter, L. M., & Gehlert, N. C. (2018). Teaching Social Justice: Intergenerational Service-Learning in Digital Media Course. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 10(1), 148-158. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2018-10-1-8
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