Literacy into action: digital games as action and text in the English and literacy classroom

Apperley, Thomas and Beavis, Catherine 2011, Literacy into action: digital games as action and text in the English and literacy classroom, Pedagogies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 130-143, doi: 10.1080/1554480X.2011.554620.

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Title Literacy into action: digital games as action and text in the English and literacy classroom
Author(s) Apperley, Thomas
Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine
Journal name Pedagogies
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 130
End page 143
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2011-04
ISSN 1554-480X
Keyword(s) computer game and literacy
game literacy
digital literacy and pedagogy
game studies
Summary Using data gathered from a three-year research project exploring digital literacy and pedagogy with respect to video games, including classroom games-based pedagogy and curriculum and ethnographic research on students' digital game playing, this article locates and explores a key conceptual problem facing the incorporation of digital games into English and literacy classroom activities. This challenge is defined as "action" and refers to the non-visual and non-textual elements of gameplay. This challenge is explored both theoretically and through a practical discussion of various strategies developed by teachers in the project to approach this issue. The article draws on contemporary game studies in order to map out and highlight several key areas where action-based projects lead to critical reflection.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1554480X.2011.554620
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Lote, Esl and Tesol)
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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