Sunday, September 10, 2006
BERA went very well. Our symposium (thanks to Julia's organisation) was well-attended and Vic was fab as a discussant!! It does strike me that what we might loosely describe as the "Sheffield group" has developed a distinctive emphasis, perhaps not yet explicit or theorized but clearly concerned with the interweaving of popular culture, digital texts and identity work in learning. Apart from singing our own praises, there was plenty of other good stuff. Jing Sheng and Mary Hamilton on Chinese children’s multiliteracies practices were fascinating Rachael Levy’s work on becoming a reader in a digital age is interesting, not least because of its use of innovative research tools.