ERIC Number: EJ1072938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Layering Literacies and Contemporary Learning
Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Russo, Michael P.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n2 p131-135 Sep-Oct 2015
This article explores how adolescents layer literacies in and outside school. Findings from a longitudinal study of gaming in a public library, as well as data related to the use of Portal 2 in a New York City middle school classroom, reveal how the students created, showcased, analyzed, and experimented with online and offline artifacts and knowledge. By examining the ways youths collaboratively and independently moved about their various practices, the authors not only address characteristics of contemporary learning but also call for flexible opportunities for agentive and layered meaning making.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Multiple Literacies, Games, Public Libraries, Longitudinal Studies, Constructivism (Learning)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: New York