ERIC Number: EJ817085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Why Bother Theorizing Adolescents' Online Literacies for Classroom Practice and Research?
Alvermann, Donna E.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n1 p8-19 Sep 2008
When teachers, teacher educators, and researchers tap into young people's interests in producing online content, they open themselves to appreciating a wide range of skills that might otherwise go unmarked in the everyday routines of the classroom. These skills are central to the development of critical readers and writers that teachers say they value. Theorizing adolescents' penchant for creating online content is merely a start. Educators must now ask the young people they teach, conduct research on and with, and teach about in teacher education classes for their input on how online literacies should be embraced in the regular curriculum. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Teaching, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Reading, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Educational Technology, Classroom Techniques, Writing (Composition)
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