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ERIC Number: EJ857821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Gaming, Student Literacies, and the Composition Classroom: Some Possibilities for Transformation
Alexander, Jonathan
College Composition and Communication, v61 n1 p35-63 Sep 2009
This article explores the literacy narratives of two "gamers" to demonstrate the kinds of literacy skills that many students actively involved in computer and video gaming are developing during their play. This analysis becomes part of a larger claim about the necessity of re-visioning the place of gaming in composition curricula. Ultimately, the author argues that we should use complex computer games as primary "texts" in composition courses as a way to explore with our students' transformations in what literacy means. (Contains 2 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio