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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Language and Education, 2017
The right to share the social heritage of a nation is an element of citizenship closely associated with education. Social heritage is understood as the negotiation of understandings within a dialectical understanding of social practice across multiple timescales. In this paper the meaning-making practices of one young child concerned with beavers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Family Environment
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Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna; Twining, Peter – Language and Education, 2012
Over a 13-month period, the Schome Park Programme operated the first "closed" (i.e. protected) Teen Second Life project in Europe. The project organised diverse educational events that centred on use of a virtual world and an associated asynchronous forum and wiki. Students and staff together exploited the affordances of the environment…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gillen, Julia – Language and Education, 2000
Considers aspects of talk into telephones by young children in play. Examines expression of the incorporation of recognition of another's perspective, a movement towards recontextualization of language from the primary conversational contexts of joint environment, and experiences reflected in face-to-face talk on here-and-now topics with familiar…
Descriptors: Child Language, Discourse Analysis, Interpersonal Communication, Play