Digital Literacy/‘Dynamic Literacies’

Formal and Informal Learning Now and in the Emergent Future

Authored by: John Potter

The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138544345
eBook ISBN: 9781351004107
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351004107-24

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Abstract

Fruitful research into children’s digital literacy needs to reveal new knowledge about the push and pull between pedagogy and digital cultures in children’s and young people’s lives. This chapter references recent research projects that have employed digital media production and engaged with young people’s popular media cultures with a view to exploring children’s digital literacy. It addresses aspects of learning in formal and informal settings and interrogates contemporary thinking about the ways in which the digital age impacts upon the definition of literacy itself.

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