Media education, collaboration and industry : a case study of what a group of year 10 and 11 students value in a community of practice

Miles, Prudence Emma (2012) Media education, collaboration and industry : a case study of what a group of year 10 and 11 students value in a community of practice. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This case study incorporated an analysis of a group of young people as media producers and placed young people’s perspectives of their media education learning at the core of the analysis. Communities of practice social learning theory provided an effective conceptual framework for investigating the nature of the participants’ involvement in a secondary school and creative industry partnership. The analysis of the data in this study indicated that the participants valued their learning by imagining, actively participating and belonging to a media education community of practice. By enabling young people to work directly with creative industries this school and industry partnership provided students with what they saw as valuable first-hand experience of professional expertise, that contributed to students’ understanding of their own and others’ identities.

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ID Code: 55224
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Henderson, Deborah J. & Jetnikoff, Anita
Keywords: collaboration, communities of practice, creative industries, curriculum identity, media education, partnerships, secondary schooling, student production
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2012 00:40
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 11:01

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