Learning beyond the School: International Perspectives on the Schooled Society. (under contract, 2018) (ed.) Sefton-Green, J & Erstad, O. London: Routledge

Young People’s Journeys into Creative Work Challenges and Transitions into the Workforce, (under contract, 2018) Sefton-Green, J. Watkins, Craig S. & Kirshner, B. New York: Routledge

The Class: living and learning in the digital age Livingstone, S. & Sefton-Green J. (2016) New York: New York University Press

Learning Identities, Education and Community: young live in the cosmopolitan city. Erstad, O., Gilje, O., Sefton-Green , J.  with Arnseth, H-C. (2016) Cambridge; Cambridge University Press

Learning and Literacy over Time: Longitudinal Perspectives [ed.] Sefton-Green, J and Rowsell, J (2014) New York: RoutledgeFalmer

Identity, Community, and Learning Lives in the Digital Age [ed.] Erstad, O. & Sefton-Green, J. (2013) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Learning at Not-School Sefton-Green, J. (2013) Cambridge Mass: MIT Press

The International Handbook of Creative Learning [ed.] Sefton-Green, J., Thomson, P. Jones, K. & Bresler, L. (2011) London: Routledge

Researching Creative Learning; methods and approaches [ed.] Thomson, P. & Sefton-Green, J. (2010) London: Routledge

Evaluating Creativity: Making and Learning by Young People [ed.] Sefton-Green, J. and Sinker, R. London; Routledge (2000)

Creativity, Young People and New Technologies: the Challenge of Digital Arts [ed.] Sefton-Green, J. London: Routledge (1999)

Digital Diversions: Youth Culture in the Age of Multimedia e [ed.] Sefton-Green, J. London: UCL Press (1998)

Making Media: Practical Production in Media Education, Buckingham, D., Grahame, J. & Sefton-Green, J. London: English and Media Centre (1995)

Cultural Studies goes to school: Reading and Teaching Popular Culture, Buckingham, D. & Sefton-Green, J. London: Taylor and Francis (1994)


Sefton-Green, J., Marsh, J., Erstad, O., and Flewitt, R. (2016). Establishing a Research Agenda for the Digital Literacy Practices of Young Children: a White Paper for COST Action IS1410. [Accessed: http://]

Mapping Progression into Digital Creativity- Catalysts and Disconnects a State of the Art Report for The Nominet Trust (2014) Sefton-Green, J & Brown, L.

Mapping digital makers: a review exploring everyday creativity, learning lives and the digital (2013) a State of the Art Report for The Nominet Trust

Creative Learning Edited J Sefton-Green Arts Council of England: London (2008)

New Spaces for Learning: Developing the Ecology of Out-of-School Education, Sefton-Green, J. Hawke Research Institute Working Paper series. Nos. 35 (2006)

Literature Review in Informal Learning with Technology Outside School REPORT 7 Sefton-Green, J. Bristol: Futurelab (2004)

Making Connection: Media Education and Social Inclusion Lord, P., Paul Doherty, P. & Sefton-Green, J. Leicester: National Youth Agency (2002)

Edit: Play: How Children Use Edutainment Software to Tell Stories, Sefton-Green, J., & D. Parker, D. London: British Film institute (2000)

Book Chapters

‘After Multiliteracies:  Ethics and Citizenship, Diversity and Survival’  Allan Luke, Julian Sefton-Green, Catherine Burwell & Kim Lenters in Luke, A (2018) Critical Literacies in the Classroom: Collaborative Works, 1992-2017 New Youk; Routledge 

‘Class in “The Class”: Conservative, competitive and (dis)connected ‘ (in press/2018) Livingstone, S. and Sefton-Green J. in June Deery and Andrea Press (eds.), Media and Class. New York: Routledge

‘Digital Ethics, Political Economy and the Curriculum: this changes everything’ (in press/2018) Luke, A., Sefton-Green, J., Graham, P., Kellner, D. and Ladwig, J. in Handbook of Writing, Literacies and Education in Digital Culture. [eds] K. Mills, A. Stornaiuolo & J. Pandya-Zacher, New York: Routledge.

‘Can studying Learning across contexts change educational research or will it led to the pedagogicization of everyday life?’ (2016) in Learning across Contexts in the Knowledge Society . edited by Erstad, O. et al.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers pp 243-251

 ‘Negotiating the pedagogicization of everyday life; the art of learning’ (2015) in Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct Edited by Driscoll, C., Noble, G. and Watkins, M. New York: RoutledgeFalmer

‘What (and Where) Is the “Learning” When We Talk About Learning in the Home?’ (2015) in Spanish/English,

‘From ‘Othering’ to Incorporation: the dilemmas of crossing informal and formal learning boundaries’ (2014) in Youth Literacies in New Times: Everywhere Everyday. Edited Sanford, K., Rogers, T., and Kendrick, M. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer

‘Negotiating the pedagogicization of everyday life; the art of learning’ (in press) in Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct Edited by Driscoll, C., Noble, G. and Watkins, M. New York: RoutledgeFalmer

Dussel, I., Ferrante, P.,and Sefton-Green J. ( 2013)Changing Narratives of Change: (Un)intended Consequences of Educational Technology Reform in Argentina’ in The Politics of Education and Technology Conflicts, Controversies, and Connections, Edited by Selwyn N. and, Facer K. Palgrave Macmillan

‘Informal learning: a solution in search of a problem? in Drotner, K [ed] Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts and Consequences Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2008)

‘Creative Media Cultures: Making and Learning Beyond the School’ Sefton-Green, J. & Soep, L. in the International Handbook of Research in Arts Education [ed.] Bresler, L. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer (2007)

‘Creative ‘Communities’: How social and technological worlds collaborate?’ O’Hear, S. and Sefton-Green, J. in Collaborative Creativity [eds] Miell, K & Littleton, K. London: Free Association Books (2004)

‘Refugee Children in a Virtual World: Intercultural Online Communication and Community’ de Block, J. and Sefton-Green, J. in Digital Technology, Communities and Education : World yearbook of Education 2004 [ed.] Brown A & Davis, N. London: Routledge/Falmer (2004)

‘Style, genre and technology: the strange case of youth culture online’ O’Hear, S. and Sefton-Green, J in Snyder, I. and Beavis, C. [eds]Doing Literacy Online Cresskill, NJ: New Hampton Press (2004)

‘Initiation Rites: A Small Boy in a Poke-world’ in [ed.] Tobin, J. Nintentionality: Pikachu’s Global Adventure Durham NC: Duke University Press (2004)

‘Gotta catch ’em all: Structure, agency or pedagogy in children’s media culture’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J in [ed.] Tobin, J. Nintentionality: Pikachu’s Global Adventure Durham NC: Duke University Press (2004)

‘Can ‘English’ Cope? The Challenge of Popular Culture, Digital Technologies and Curriculum Change’ Sefton-Green, J and Nixon, H. in English Teachers at Work: Narratives, Counter-Narratives & Arguments [eds.] Doecke, B., Homer, D. & Nixon, H. Kent Town SA: AATE/Interface and Wakefield Press (2003)

‘Cementing the Virtual Relationship: Children’s TV Goes Online’ in Small Screens: Television for Children [ed.] Buckingham, D. London: London: Continuum Press (2002)

‘The ‘end of school’ or just ‘out of school’? ICT, the Home and Digital Cultures’ in [ed.] Beavis, C. & Durant, C. in P(ICT)ures of English, Kent Town SA: Wakefield Press/AATE (2001)

‘Selling the Digital Dream: Marketing educational technology to teachers and parents’ Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M. & Sefton-Green, J. in Subject to Change: Information Technology, Pedagogy and the Curriculum [ed.] Loveless, A. and Ellis, V. London: Routledge 2001
‘Multimedia Education: a curriculum for the future’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. in Literacy in the Information Age: Current Perspectives on Information and Behaviour Vol. 6 (ed.) Kubey, R. and Ruben, B. New Brunswick: Transaction Press (1997)

‘Making Sense of the Media: from Reading to Culture’, Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. in Teaching English [ed.] Susan Brindley, London: Routledge, (1993).

‘Untidy, depressing and violent: a Boy’s Own Story’ in Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media [ed.]. Buckingham, D. Manchester: Manchester University Press. (1993).

‘Teaching and Learning about Representation: Culture and The Cosby Show in a North London Comprehensive’. In Watching Media Learning [ed.] Buckingham, D. Brighton: Falmer Press (1990)

Refereed Journals

‘Digital Political Implosion: The Case for Critical Media Literacy and Digital Ethics’ Luke, A, SeftonGreen, J. (In press/2017) Sprogforum/Journal of Language and Culture Pedagogy. Ed. Lone Krogsgaard Svarstad.

Researching ‘learning lives’- a new agenda for learning, media and technology.’ Sefton-Green, J. and Erstad, O., Learning, Media and Technology, 2016 VOL. 41, NO. 3, 1–5 

‘Representing learning lives: what does it mean to map learning journeys?’, Sefton-Green, J Special issue International Journal of Education Research (under review)

‘What is Connected Learning and how to research it?’ Kumpulainen, K. and Sefton-Green, J. International Journal of Learning and Media 2012 4.2 (2014) pp. 7-18.

‘ Innovative Methods for researching Connected Learning; Introduction to special issue of International Journal of Learning and Media 2012 4.2 (2014) pp.1-5.

What (and Where) Is the “Learning” When We Talk About Learning in the Home? Bankstreet Occasional Papers, 30, Fall 2013

‘Cultural Studies and Education; reflecting on differences, impacts, effects and change’ Cultural Studies Vol. 25, No. 1 January 2011, pp. 4-62

‘Exploring ‘Learning Lives’: community, identity, literacy and meaning’ Erstad, O., Gile, O., Sefton-Green, J. & Vasbo, K. Literacy 43. Nos. 2 July 2009 100-106.

‘Location, location, location: Rethinking space and place as sites and contexts for learning’. A research essay for Beyond Current Horizons.

‘Operating Systems? An analysis of the structural relationship between the ICT Industries and Education’ A research essay for Beyond Current Horizons

Reviewing approaches and perspectives on ‘Digital literacy’  Sefton-Green, J., Nixon, H. & Erstad , O.  (2009 ) Pedagogies Vol. 4, 2. 105-127

‘Creative Subject(s): reflections on the History of Media Studies. Online proceedings arising out of the ‘Sustaining Culture’ Conference held at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, December 6-8, 2007.

‘Youth, Technology and Media Cultures’ AERA, Review of Research in Education, 30 (2006). 279-306

Special Issue of McGill Journal of Education ‘ Young people and Media Production’ Fall 2006 41.[eds.] Hoechsmann, M. & Sefton-Green, J.

‘Changing the Rules? Computer Games, Theory, Learning and Play’ Review Essay Discourse: The Cultural Politics of Education Vol. 26.Nos3. Sep 2005 pp:411-419

‘Timelines, timeframes and special effects: software and creative media production’ Education, Communication & Information, Vol. 5, No. 1, March 2005 pp.99-110

‘Gotta catch ’em all: Structure, agency or pedagogy in children’s media culture’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. Media Culture & Society Vol. 25, Nos. 3 pp.379-400 (2003)

‘Informal Learning: Substance or Style?’ Teaching Education 2003 (13) 1.

‘Living and Learning in Chatrooms (or does informal learning have anything to teach us ?)’R. Willet, R. and Sefton-Green, J. Education et Soci?©ti?©s 2002:2

‘Computers, creativity and the curriculum: the challenge for school, literacy and learning’ Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy May 2001, Vol. 44. Nos. 8

‘Beyond School; the future of media education’ English in Australia May 2000 nos. 127-8

Special Issue of Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Winter 1999 5.4.[eds.] D. Buckingham and J. Sefton-Green

‘Cultural Studies meets Action Research in the Media Classroom’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. Journal of Educational Action Research Vol. 2 Nos. 2 1996.

‘Neither ‘reading’ nor ‘writing’: the history of practical work in media education.’ in Changing English special issue Media Culture and the Curriculum Spring Vol. 2 Nos. 2 1996

‘Digital Visions: Children’s ‘Creative’ Uses of Multimedia Technologies’ Sefton-Green, J. Buckingham, D and Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies Vol. 2 Nos. 2 1996

Other Writing

‘A brave new digital world is outside the school gates’ Connected Nos. 13 Summer 2005 pp. 10-12

‘Playing with transformations: how digital production is changing the traditions of media education’ Media education journal 37 pp.25-27, 2005

‘Pokemon, Learning and Media Culture’ Telemedium Vols. 52, 1&2 Spring 2005

Media Literacy or Media Arts? Competing Visions for the Future? Telemedium 49-50. Nos. 1 Spring 2003

Viewpoint Column on Pokemon Daily Express 13-6-00

‘Media Education, but not as We know it, Digital Technology and the End of Media Studies’ English and Media Magazine 40. (1999).

‘From Regulation to Education’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. English and Media Magazine 36. (1997).

‘English and the Futures Market’ English and Media Magazine 34. (1996).

‘Playing the Text: Computer Games and Media Education’ Autumn 1995 in 20:20 The National magazine for photography and Media Education Nos. 3

‘From Real Book to Play Books to Un-Books: Developments in Digital Publishing’ The English and Media Magazine 30. (1994).

‘Making Sense of the Media: from Reading to Culture’ Buckingham, D and Sefton-Green, J. ‘English in Education’ Summer 1993

‘Hypertext: the final frontier.’ The English and Media Magazine 28. (1993)

‘In Other Words: Evaluating Media Learning’. with D. Buckingham The English and Media Magazine 26. (1992)

Teaching Packs/Broadcast Material

Vox Pops ‘Inform and Empower’ (OFCOM conference) Jan 2004

Editing Software in English with Jenny Grahame, Rafal Kaniewski, BECTa 2000

Hype in the ‘Scene’ series BBC.(dir. D. Milliard tx. Nov.. 1990)

Filmed as an exemplar of media education for the BFI/OU distance learning package E555. (1991)

‘Comics and Magazines’ and ‘Publishing: the Book and the Reader’ in Media Education; an Introduction ed. Alverado, M. & Boyd Barrett, O. Open University/British Film Institute( 1992)

Media in English classroom materials for key stage 3. ed. T. Wollen British Film Institute (1991) .

‘The Music Industry’ Blanchard, T., Greenleaf, S & Sefton-Green, J. in Wham Wrapping: teaching the music industry London: British Film Institute (1989).

The Music Business; a teaching pack Blanchard, T., Greenleaf, S & Sefton-Green, J. London: Hodder and Stoughton (1989)

Policy Documents

Secondary Media Education. A Curriculum Statement ed. J. Bowker. 1991 BFI.


English and Media Magazine, 20:20, Times Educational Supplement, Convergence

Editorial Work

Joint Editor for Literature Review Series for Creativity, Culture and Education

Editorial Board of Aesthetics, Arts and Education, Springer International

Editorial Board of International Journal of Arts and Education

Joint general editor of a series of academic books, published by Routledge entitled Culture, Media and Education.

Member of Editorial Committee, English and Media Magazine.

Editorial Board Ways of Knowing Journal

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