Search results for author:"Guy Merchant"
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English Teaching: Practice and Critique Vol. 10, No. 1 (May 2011) pp. 41–57
In this paper we look at what the critical tradition in education has to offer to the phenomenon of social media. Through an overview and evaluation of the approaches advocated by practitioners of critical literacy and critical media literacy, we...
Journal of Literacy Research Vol. 48, No. 3 (2016) pp. 258–279
Rich and complex meaning making experiences, such as those associated with virtual play, sit uneasily with the view of literacy reflected in and sustained by current systems of accountability in education. This article develops a baroque perspective ...
Literacy Vol. 52, No. 2 (2018) pp. 62–69
Discourses of reading for pleasure have seldom addressed the multiple and complex digital media practices of children and young people or the changing nature of literacy. This article explores the affective encounters that are generated in the...
Points of View: Reconceptualising Literacies through an Exploration of Adult and Child Interactions in a Virtual World
Journal of Research in Reading Vol. 37, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 36–50
This article explores theoretical and methodological issues in literacy studies emerging from an investigation of how children and adults make meanings when virtual worlds are embedded in classroom contexts. Drawing on the work of Law and Mol and...
Cambridge Journal of Education Vol. 36, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 11–29
Much has been written about the transformative influence of new technology on the school curriculum, but only a small number of studies have focused on the practical implications for primary literacy. The dominant paradigm seems less concerned with...
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Vol. 35, No. 1 (2014) pp. 90–103
This article deconstructs the online and offline experience to show its complexities and idiosyncratic nature. It proposes a theoretical framework designed to conceptualise aspects of meaning-making across on- and offline contexts. In arguing for...