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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy – Literacy, 2018
Discourses of reading for pleasure have seldom addressed the multiple and complex digital media practices of children and young people or the changing nature of literacy. This article explores the affective encounters that are generated in the relations between readers, digital texts and things by applying Bennett's notion of enchantment. Using…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Reader Response, Affective Behavior, Learner Engagement
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Burnett, Cathy – Literacy, 2009
In contributing to debates about how student-teachers might draw from personal experience in addressing digital literacy in the classroom, this paper explores the stories that one primary student-teacher told of her digital practices during a larger study of the role of digital literacy in student-teachers' lives. The paper investigates the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Computer Literacy
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Burnett, Cathy; Wilkinson, Jeff – Literacy, 2005
The Internet offers new possibilities for engaging with information and is associated with a wide range of literacy practices. National guidance in the United Kingdom on "reading the web", however, has focused largely on the different skills children may need to learn in school to navigate web-based texts successfully. Here it is argued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Student Attitudes