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‘This an exciting publication that offers authentic approaches for educators to meet challenges of the literacy that students need in our evolving digital landscape.’ Maureen Walsh, Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University and Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney ‘In this significant new text, Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant foreground the affective, embodied and emergent nature of making meaning with new media.’ Teresa Cremin, The Open University The rise of new media technologies has changed the ways in which children engage with texts and this has implications for literacy provision in schools. Drawing on research exploring new media practices within and outside school, this book explains and encourages classroom activity that makes purposeful and appropriate use of these literacies and is underpinned by a set of ...

Recognise the Affective, Embodied and Material Dimensions of Meaning Making
Recognise the Affective, Embodied and Material Dimensions of Meaning Making

The meanings we make are inflected by what we feel, what has just happened and who we are with, as well as how we are positioned by the people and things around us. The immediate environment, resources, personal and shared histories therefore all play a part in what children do with digital media. Literacy provision therefore needs to take account of affective, embodied and material dimensions of communicative practice.

This chapter will:

  • explore the role of affect in using and making digital media
  • consider the significance of children being together with each other on- and off-screen
  • consider the creative and expressive opportunities that are generated when children follow what ...
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