Scripps College Hosts “Discussion of Mobile Media and Civic Engagement in Public Schools”

CLAREMONT, Calif. (October 10, 2012) — Antero Garcia, assistant professor of English at Colorado State University, examines how educators can grab a student’s attention in the digital age in his lecture “Control, Resistance, and Play: A Discussion of Mobile Media, Pedagogy, and Civic Engagement in Public Schools.” Garcia lectures at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St.  This event is free and open to the public.

A former South Los Angeles high school English teacher, Garcia explores how mobile media devices have changed nearly every aspect of our lives – with the exception of how teachers and students communicate with each other in the classroom. Even though most students are wirelessly connected, teachers have done little to integrate mobile devices into their daily lesson plans.

In his talk, Garcia explores how students rely on their mobile devices for civic engagement. Garcia’s academic research focuses on the role of mobile media in schools. He blogs regularly at www.theamericancrawl.com.

This event is part of the Scripps College Humanities Institute’s fall lecture series, “Social Media/Social Change: Negotiating Access, Control and Unrest in the Information Age.” Throughout the fall semester, distinguished scholars and experts explore, both at a local and  global level, the big-picture implications and the practical realities surrounding social networking and online collaborations. For more information, please call 909/621-8237 or visit www.scrippscollege.edu/hi.


About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

 

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