Thursday, March 13, 2008
Focusing on text
I was here yesterday for the first seminar Theorising the benefits of new technology for youth: Controversies of learning and develop. There was some interesting debate, but I realized that I begin from a different starting point. My interest is in textual production and consumption and I draw theory from that, and apply new perspectives to it…perhaps that is characteristic of a digital literacy approach. I focus on resources, practices and processes of meaning making….So, when Rebekah, as discussant, used text to illustrate some points about framing and performing identity I began to see more clearly what I thought was missing from an otherwise engaging conversation.