Published: 2017


Mathea Simons, Will Meeus and Jan T’Sas


Journal of Media Literacy Education


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Measuring Media Literacy for Media Education: Development of a Questionnaire for Teachers' Competencies

Effective media education requires that teachers have sufficient media literacy competencies as well as the competencies to promote media literacy in students. This article describes the development of a questionnaire to measure these competencies individually or as a team. The questionnaire was developed in five stages. A systematic and critical listing of existing inventories resulted in a preliminary questionnaire. In the final stage, the questionnaire was submitted to a representative sample of 454 teachers and 219 student teachers, and an exploratory factor analysis was conducted. The results show that the questionnaire is sufficiently valid and reliable.

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