This paper describes a year-long ethnographic, phenomenologically hermeneutically oriented project of research and practical education that focused on a) the media experiences of adolescents aged 15-17, and b) nurturing adolescents’ ability to reflect upon their lived media experiences. Autoethnography is used to illustrate a day in the life of a teacher and researcher who takes a holistic approach to media learning and to explore how self-reflection can enrich both students’ lives and learning and professional research, in a mediatized world. The author reflects on his own media experiences and exposes an inner dialogue about the role media plays in his life. He questions things that are taken for granted, and reveals his approach to the use of self-reflection in research and educational practice. This article explores self-reflection as a long-term, comprehensive, sensitive, age-adapted approach to media education.
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Hodboď, V. (2023). In my secret life: Reflections on media life, learning, and research. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 15(1), 72-84. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2023-15-1-6
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