'Redstone is like electricity': children's performative representations in and around Minecraft

Dezuanni, Michael, O'Mara, Joanne and Beavis, Catherine 2015, 'Redstone is like electricity': children's performative representations in and around Minecraft, E-learning and digital media, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 147-163, doi: 10.1177/2042753014568176.

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Title 'Redstone is like electricity': children's performative representations in and around Minecraft
Author(s) Dezuanni, Michael
O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Journal name E-learning and digital media
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 147
End page 163
Total pages 17
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 2042-7530
Keyword(s) Digital games
games-based learning
digital curatorship
Summary This article investigates 8- and 9-year-old girls’ use of the popular game Minecraft at home and school, particularly the ways in which they performatively ‘bring themselves into being’ through talk and digital production in the social spaces of the classroom and within the game’s multiplayer online world. We explore how the girls undertake practices of curatorship to display their Minecraft knowledge through discussion of the game, both ‘in world’ and in face-to-face interactions, and as they assemble resources within and around the game to design, build and display their creations and share stories about their gameplay.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/2042753014568176
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Lote, Esl and Tesol)
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID LP110200309
Copyright notice ©2015, Sage
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076791

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