ERIC Number: EJ900206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Meeting the Challenge: Creating Engaging and Powerful Contexts for Literacy Learning
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.
English in Australia, v42 n1 p11-20 2007
This article explores the conditions of "flow" experience from two studies into the literate lives of young men (Smith and Wilhelm 2002; 2006) that were explanatory, when present, of motivation and engagement in various activities including literacy, and when absent, of a lack of motivation and engagement in various activities including literacy. Typical school activities and the lack of flow, as experienced by informants in the studies, is contrasted with the experience of playing video games and the presence of flow. The second half of the article explores the practical implications of how to meet the conditions of flow experience in school using inquiry framings of traditional curricular topics.
Descriptors: Reading Habits, School Activities, Video Games, Motivation, Literacy, Recreational Reading, Males, Inquiry, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Learning Strategies, Learner Engagement, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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