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Learning and becoming through making and participatory media
conference contributionposted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Julian Sefton-GreenJulian Sefton-Green, K Kumpulainen, K Brennan, A Mikkola, K Peppler, E L Soep
© 2014 ISLS. Making and maker communities are at the cutting edge of social and economic innovation; participatory media encompasses civic and interest driven ways to create and communicate. This session explores the different potentialities afforded by making and using digital media for young people across a range of learning contexts (formal, out of school, community based and informal). Focusing on dimensions of identity and agency, presentations will question how engaging in digitally mediated expressive and communicative practices offer ways of learning that challenge conventional school pedagogy and curriculum. It will offer analysis of different ways to support and construct learning communities and explore the significance of young peoples' participation in a range of civic and social contexts.