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Making Literacy Real: Theories and Practices for Learning and Teaching
Orienting Perspectives New Literacy Studies Critical Literacy Literacy and New Technologies Sociocultural-Historical Theory Understanding How the Frameworks Work Together Implications for Teacher
young children’s play in online virtual worlds
Virtual worlds for children are becoming increasingly popular, and yet there are few accounts of children’s use of these worlds. Young children are spending increasing amounts of time online as
The Techno-Literacy Practices of Young Children
In many analyses of children’s ‘emergent literacy’ (Clay, 1966) practices, there is little acknowledgement of children’s engagement in techno-literacy practices. This article discusses findings from
Literacy and Popular Culture: Using Children's Culture in the Classroom
Exploring the Concept of Culture Challenging Racism, Sexism, Violence and Consumerism Play and Popular Culture Environmental Print Encouraging the Reading Habit Comics Computer Games Television and
One-way Traffic? Connections between Literacy Practices at Home and in the Nursery
This article reports on a small-scale study which examined the home literacy practices of a group of 3 and 4 year-old children in a working-class community in the north of England and explored how
Popular Culture, New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood
1. Introduction: Children of the Digital Age Part 1: Changing Childhood Cultures 2. New textual landscapes, information and early literacy 3. Ritual, performance and identity construction: Young
Digital play: a new classification
An ESRC-funded study of play and creativity in preschool-aged children’s use of apps in the UK draws on an established taxonomy, which outlines sixteen play types and identifies an additional type of play, transgressive play, which was identified and added to the taxonomy.
Young children’s initiation into family literacy practices in the digital age
This article reports a study that explored young children’s digital literacy in the home. The aim of the study was to identify the range of digital literacy practices in which children are engaged in