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ERIC Number: EJ992819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Mixing It up: Bringing Young People's Digital Creativity to Class
Burwell, Catherine
Education Canada, v52 n4 Fall 2012
Remix is the practice of recombining music, sound, images, and words from sources such as film, television, video, online games, advertising, and novels into new kinds of creative blends. It is a process of re-assembling, recontextualizing, and creating new meanings, and a practice at which young, media-savvy creators excel. Increasingly, youth are using remix as a powerful tool for bringing their concerns into the public domain. In an educational context, producing remix gives students the chance to act simultaneously as readers and writers, consumers and producers, a stance many media scholars say is indicative of today's new media environments. In an age in which the ability to participate in creating, critiquing, and manipulating digital texts is a means of belonging and social power, schools committed to equity need to educate students in the practical aspects of symbolic meaning-making. (Contains 9 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada