Aesthetic Analysis of Media Texts in the Classroom at the Student Audience

European Journal of Contemporary Education, Vol. 14, 2015

Posted: 30 Dec 2015

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Alexander Fedorov

Rostov State Univesity of Econimics; Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute

Date Written: December 30, 2015


Aesthetic analysis of media texts, ie the analysis of art concept of the media texts of different types and genres, is closely related to the aesthetic (artistic) theory of media (Aesthetical Approach, Media as Popular Arts Approach, Discriminatory Approach ). Aesthetic theory of media literacy education has been very popular in the 1960s (especially among active supporters of film education in the era of the triumph of "auteur"). Since the 1970s, it became rapidly superseded by theories of media literacy education as critical thinking, semiotic and cultural theories, when the media educators believe that art in media - not the most important target. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the media text, not primarily for its aesthetic qualities, but in fact the content on the ideas, the components of language, symbols and signs. However, many training programs in media culture are now trying to find a compromise solution to disputes "aesthetics" and "pragmatists", combining the sphere of artistic, experimental, analytical media literacy education with practice and creative approaches.

Keywords: aesthetic analysis, media, media texts, media education, media literacy, media competence, students

Suggested Citation

Fedorov, Alexander, Aesthetic Analysis of Media Texts in the Classroom at the Student Audience (December 30, 2015). European Journal of Contemporary Education, Vol. 14, 2015. Available at SSRN:

Alexander Fedorov (Contact Author)

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