Researching kids and computer games : games, game play and literacy in the twenty first century

Apperley, Thomas, Beavis, Catherine, Bradford, Clare, O'Mara, Joanne and Walsh, Chris 2008, Researching kids and computer games : games, game play and literacy in the twenty first century, in Presentation to The [Player] Conference 2008, [The Conference], Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 4-27.

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Title Researching kids and computer games : games, game play and literacy in the twenty first century
Author(s) Apperley, Thomas
Beavis, Catherine
Bradford, Clare
O'Mara, Joanne
Walsh, Chris
Conference name [Player]. Conference (2008 : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Conference location Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference dates 26 -29 Aug. 2008
Title of proceedings Presentation to The [Player] Conference 2008
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series The [Player] Conference
Start page 4
End page 27
Publisher [The Conference]
Place of publication Copenhagen, Denmark
Summary Videogames, and young people's engagement with them, are of growing interest to education. This paper reports on initial find ings from the study: Literacy in the Digital World of the Twenty First Century: Leaming from computer games, focussing on the opportunities offered by studying young people's immersion in game play for understanding more about contemporary forms of  engagement and textuality, new forms of literacy,community and identity multimodality, and the implications of such forms and changes for contemporary literacy and English education. Taking videogames as examples of global, ICT-based popular culture, where meaning is built from muhimodal elements, and where young players have to he actively teaming and involved in order to play, the project asks how English and literacy education might benefit from examining videogames, as rich exemplars of contemporary digital culture, and the ways in which young people make use of them, to improve the teaching of print and multi modal forms of literacy.
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043946

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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