Beyond Technology: Children's Learning in the Age of Digital Culture

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 17, 2013 - Education - 224 pages
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Beyond Technology offers a challenging new analysis oflearning, young people and digital media. Disputing both utopianfantasies about the transformation of education and exaggeratedfears about the corruption of childhood innocence, it offers alevel-headed analysis of the impact of these new media on learning,drawing on a wide range of critical research.

Buckingham argues that there is now a growing divide between themedia-rich world of childrens lives outside school and theirexperiences of technology in the classroom. Bridging this divide,he suggests, will require more than superficial attempts to importtechnology into schools, or to combine education with digitalentertainment. While debunking such fantasies of technologicalchange, Buckingham also provides a constructive alternative,arguing that young people need to be equipped with a new form ofdigital literacy that is both critical and creative.

Beyond Technology will be essential reading for allstudents of the media or education, as well as for teachers andother education professionals.

 

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Contents

Cover
1919
Making Technology Policy
1936
TechnoTopias
1950
Waiting for the Revolution
1966
Digital Childhoods?
1987
Playing to Learn?
2007
Thats Edutainment
1944
Digital Media Literacies
1965
Schools Out?
1991
References
1998
Index
2002
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David Buckingham is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, London University where he directs the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media.

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