Digital games : literacy in action

Beavis, Catherine, O'Mara, Joanne and McNeice, Lisa 2012, Digital games : literacy in action. Edited by Beavis, Catherine, O'Mara, Joanne and McNeice, Lisa, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, S. A..

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Title Digital games : literacy in action
Author(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine
O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne
McNeice, Lisa
Editor(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine
O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne
McNeice, Lisa
Publication date 2012
Series AATE Interface Series
Total pages 152
Publisher Wakefield Press
Place of Publication Kent Town, S. A.
Keyword(s) Computer games
digital literacy
Education - Effect of technological innovations on
Visual literacy
Computers and literacy - Australia
Video games and children
Summary Digital Games: Literacy in action is the result of a wide-ranging investigation into the educational possibilities involved in young people's games. From their creation in the classroom to analysing games and the world of games as text, academics and teachers are now taking seriously the serious play of young people.

The contributors use the interaction between the theoretical frameworks of games as text and games as action to explore a wide of range of issues relevant to the teaching of English and literacy. These include understanding games as media texts, the place of digital culture in young people's lives, the narrative and visual design components of games, exploring concepts of role play and identity in games, the potential for games to engage disengaged students, and issues of gender and social interaction in game playing.
ISBN 9781743051276
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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