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Researching the Everyday Digital in Children’s Lives

This new project based at Deakin University offers a structure and a process to support teachers to learn about their students’ every day digital experiences with the aim of developing appropriate curriculum and school based policy responses. We want to develop … Continue reading

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Digital Ethics, Political Economy and the Curriculum: ‘this changes everything’

This chapter co-authored with Allan Luke, Phil Graham, Doug Kellner and Jim Ladwig is published in The Handbook of Writing, Literacies and Education in Digital Culture. [eds] K. Mills, A. Stornaiuolo & J. Pandya-Zacher, New York: Routledge. It makes the case for … Continue reading

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Representing learning lives: what does it mean to map learning journeys

The paper: Reviews vocabulary used to make sense of learning across contexts and over time. Argues representing learning depend on narration, the filmic gaze and visual frame. Argues reconceptualising mapping learning has implications for educational research. ‘Learning lives’, a double … Continue reading

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Pedagogicizing the 21st Century: global research into learning beyond the school

I am currently at this seminar held by the University of Oslo on this theme with colleagues from the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, China, India, South Korea and Australia. We have brought together a diverse international collection of scholars from … Continue reading

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Learning Identities, Education and Community: Young Lives in the Cosmopolitan City

This co-authored book is now out. Based on a four year project it offers a case study of children and young people in Groruddalen, Norway, as they live, study and work within the contexts of their families, educational institutions and … Continue reading

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YouthSites

I am working with colleagues in Canada on a SSHRC (Canadian Social Science Research Council)  funded project about the non-formal learning sector, The YouthSites project examines the creative arts sector for youth from socially excluded backgrounds in Vancouver, Toronto and … Continue reading

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The Class: living and learning in the digital age – Book published

The book is now published. It is part of a new series at New York University Press and can be found on the publisher’s website, on Amazon and in bookshops. The free open access version can be found here. There is a blog … Continue reading

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Researching ‘learning lives’ – a new agenda for learning, media and technology

In this article, my co-author Ola Erstad and I revisit the history of our interest in the term, ‘learning lives’ in order to explicate the meaning(s) of the phrase and to set up a series of challenges for research into young … Continue reading

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From Changing Education Systems to Changing Society

Blogpost on TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies

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Learning with Creative Technologies in Armenia

I have just spent the week visiting the TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia. I was asked by the Asian Development Bank to design an evaluation of TUMO’s work with a view to measuring its impact on learning, economic … Continue reading

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