Defining the term popular culture is itself a complex endeavor. Broadly, popular culture is considered media that is produced for audience consumption, though more specific perspectives are described later in this entry. In the context of learning in school and out of school, popular culture is often conceptualized as texts that include, but are not limited to, movies, television shows, magazines, YouTube videos, podcasts, toys, and social networking sites. The seemingly ubiquitous emergence of new websites, smartphone apps, and online trends and access to digital technologies make the study of popular culture texts a constantly evolving project. Popular culture texts are a point of interest for educational researchers and pedagogues who consider the ways in which learners develop and experience competency with these texts, how ...

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