Youth media production and technology skills acquisition : opportunities for agency
Dezuanni, Michael L. (2011) Youth media production and technology skills acquisition : opportunities for agency. In Fisherkeller, JoEllen (Ed.) International Perspectives on Youth Media : Cultures of Production and Education. Peter Lang Publishers, New York.
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This chapter explores youth media production involving video games within a formal media education context. It investigates the possibilities for agency in student production contexts where emphasis is on the acquisition of technological skills. It explores alternatives to the well-established approach to media education that aims to develop students’ critical reading capacities as a means to agency. The chapter discusses some of the implications of the differences between youth production with ‘older’ technologies like video and new forms like multimedia production. It also discusses theories of agency as they relate to media education and the challenges of considering agency in relation to new media production. Post structuralist concepts are introduced and used as the basis to explore opportunities for agency in the context of students designing and producing aspects of video games. The chapter argues that the creative and experimental work students undertake while using software to make games artefacts opens up possibilities for agency.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Youth Media, Media Education, Media Literacy, Digital Literacy, Agency|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Peter Lang Publishers|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2010 21:58|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2011 16:14|
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