Strangely familiar: teacher-researchers rethinking literacy pedagogies in digital environments

Hutchison, Kirsten, Paatsch, Louise and Cloonan, Anne 2016, Strangely familiar: teacher-researchers rethinking literacy pedagogies in digital environments, International journal of literacies, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 11-29.

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Title Strangely familiar: teacher-researchers rethinking literacy pedagogies in digital environments
Author(s) Hutchison, KirstenORCID iD for Hutchison, Kirsten
Paatsch, LouiseORCID iD for Paatsch, Louise
Cloonan, AnneORCID iD for Cloonan, Anne
Journal name International journal of literacies
Volume number 23
Issue number 1
Start page 11
End page 29
Total pages 19
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2327-266X
Keyword(s) new literacies
learner agency
Summary This article reports on a collaborative project between middle school teachers and university researchers exploring the impact of a one to one netbook program on literacy teaching and learning at one Australian primary school. Following the traditions of ethnographic classroom research and practitioner research in literacy, we describe and analyse the evolution of teacher knowledge and understandings informing the processes of reshaping print based literacy pedagogies and practices within digital learning environments. The study sought to explore the possibilities of one-to-one computing through an investigation of the affordances of digital literacy pedagogies within an open plan learning environment. We focus on the richness of ethnographic tools, in particular visual ethnographic methods, for "making the familiar strange" and identify contexts supporting the emergence of innovative digital literacy pedagogies and powerful professional learning in primary classrooms. Drawing on surveys, interviews and conversations with teachers and students and classroom observations, we suggest that dialogues between teachers and researchers provide a forum for co-construction of insights into innovative digital literacy pedagogies and offer rich learning opportunities for students, teachers and researchers.
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 C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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