Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New book in our series: Media and Digital Literacies in Secondary School

Reijo Kupiainen is the author of this latest addition to the New Literacies series and what a marvellous addition it is! This is the first year-long ethnographic study of digital tech and media use in a secondary school to appear in the series. Reijo's study adds rich, contextualised insights into youth media practices. From the back cover blurb:
Media and Digital Literacies in Secondary School examines young people's media practices and media literacies in school spaces where these practices mix in the school environment and learning in different ways. Young people bring their own media and literacy practices to the school as an important part of an identity, taste, and social life. These practices are changing school's media ecology, making school's physical boundaries more permeable, creating new, unofficial spaces in them, and transgressing the boundaries of private and public. This book highlights youth's media production practices, from photography and video making to fan fiction writing and online role-playing, which have different relations to the school, and shows how these practices make a dialog between informal and formal learning and that teachers have an important part in collaborative relationships with pupils when teachers encourage and motivate pupils and help them to understand media phenomena. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars and graduate students in the fields of education, new literacies, media and communication studies, media and art education, and youth studies.
The Table of Contents runs as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Studying literacy practices
3. Media ecology in school spaces
4. Creative media production
5. Classroom strategies
6. Learning and media literacies

This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning, new media, youth and schools!

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