Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020): MEDIA EDUCATION – Studi, ricerche e buone pratiche

Analisi critica del discorso e pratiche di media education

Francesco Fabbro
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2020-06-26


  • critical discourse analysis,
  • media literacy education,
  • new literacies,
  • qualitative research,
  • media education practices


The paper presents Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a qualitative research method particularly suitable for the study of media education practices. The contribution highlights how the CDA allows to focus on social functions, identities and power relations mediated by language(s) in educational settings and then it presents an analytical framework widely adopted in social and educational research. Secondly, it exemplifies the application of CDA by presenting a case study on literacy education. Finally, after underlying the convergence between new media literacies and CDA perspectives on the concept of learning, it outlines some possible applications of CDA for the empirical study of media education practices.