ERIC Number: EJ1061644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
"Redstone Is Like Electricity": Children's Performative Representations in and around "Minecraft"
Dezuanni, Michael; O'Mara, Joanne; Beavis, Catherine
E-Learning and Digital Media, v12 n2 p147-163 Mar 2015
This article investigates 8-and 9-year-old girls' use of the popular game "Minecraft" at home and school, particularly the ways in which they performatively "bring themselves into being" through talk and digital production in the social spaces of the classroom and within the game's multiplayer online world. We explore how the girls undertake practices of curatorship to display their "Minecraft" knowledge through discussion of the game, both "in world" and in face-to-face interactions, and as they assemble resources within and around the game to design, build and display their creations and share stories about their gameplay.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Females, Children, Video Games, Simulated Environment, Knowledge Level, Design, Play, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Focus Groups, Interaction, Accountability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Identifiers - Location: Australia