"I’m making it different to the book” : transmediation in young children’s print and digital texts

Mills, Kathy A. (2011) "I’m making it different to the book” : transmediation in young children’s print and digital texts. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36(3).

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Young children shift meanings across multiple modes long before they have mastered formal writing skills. In a digital age, children are socialised into a wide range of new digital media conventions in the home, at school, and in community-based settings. This article draws on longitudinal classroom research with a culturally diverse cohort of eight-year old children, to advance new understandings about children’s engagement in transmediation in the context of digital media creation. The author illuminates three key principles of transmediation using multimodal snapshots of storyboard images, digital movie frames, and online comics. Insights about transmediation are developed through dialogue with the children about their thought processes and intentions for their multimedia creations.

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ID Code: 43365
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: literacy, multimodal, transmediation, digital , writing, semiotics, education
ISSN: 1836-9391
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Kathy Mills and Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2011 22:11
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 00:16

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