Teaching digital media to digital natives

Stevens, Grant William (2013) Teaching digital media to digital natives. In Cleland, K., Fisher, L., & Harley, R. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, ISEA International, Australian Network for Art & Technology, University of Sydney, University of Sydney, NSW.

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The majority of today's undergraduate students are 'digital natives'; a generation born into a world shaped by digital technologies. It is important to understand the significance of this when considering how to teach Digital Media to digital natives. This paper examines the analogies to literacy that recur in digital native debates. It argues that if the concept of digital literacy is to be useful, educators must attend to the multiple layers and proficiencies that comprise literacy. Rather than completely dispose of old teaching methods, updated pedagogical practices should integrate analysis and critique with exploratory and creative modes of learning.

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ID Code: 64830
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: digital natives, digital media, literacy, art, pedagogy, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Grant Stevens
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2013 22:09
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2013 06:13

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