QUT ePrints

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.

[img] Accepted Version (PDF 186kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

    View at publisher

    Abstract

    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.

    Impact and interest:

    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

    Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

    ID Code: 31552
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Additional URLs:
    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: 30 Mar 2010 07:58
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2011 02:14

    Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

    Repository Staff Only: item control page