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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 ...

Promote Collaboration Around and Through Texts in Negotiating Meaning
Promote Collaboration Around and Through Texts in Negotiating Meaning

Learning about new media is not just about doing things with technology. It is also about doing things with others. Recent studies provide rich insights into the ways in which children and young people collaborate and interact on and around screens. While encouraging such collaborations, we need to be alert to the complex ways in which such interactions are managed and support children to take up such opportunities with confidence.

This chapter will:

  • examine the possibilities of on- and off-screen collaboration
  • consider the learning potential in co-production using digital tools
  • explore the professional challenges of facilitating different kinds of collaborative work.
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