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ERIC Number: EJ1060738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
Videomaking as Sociomaterial Assemblage
Toohey, Kelleen; Dagenais, Diane
Language and Education, v29 n4 p302-316 2015
In this paper, we present excerpts from ethnographic data collected when a diverse classroom of children, some of whom were multilingual and others monolingual in English, used iPads to make videos. We discuss the practices, social relations, objects and material conditions that emerged as the children engaged in this production, with special attention to one child participating in the process. Drawing on New Literacy Studies, theories of the material and the construct "sociomaterial assemblage," and another construct, "production pedagogies," we analyzed the particular interactions this child engaged in while videomaking. These theoretical lenses helped us identify the challenges she faced and some of her strengths that might have been obscured from view during classroom negotiation of textual language, but were revealed when she interacted with digital technologies and multimodal texts. Video production allowed her to position herself and be positioned as knowledgeable, creative and as a legitimate peer with something to contribute.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada