School writing in a changing media ecology

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dc.contributor.author Elmfeldt, Johan
dc.contributor.author Erixon, Per-Olof
dc.contributor.editor Adams, Catherine
dc.contributor.editor Jubien, Peggy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T11:05:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T11:05:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 11-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14174
dc.description.abstract This article draws on a research project called “Genres in Transition” which took place between 2003 and 2007 and involved about 1,500 pupils in two Swedish upper secondary schools (ages 16-18). The project aimed to investigate pupils’ writing practices in Swedish (the mother tongue). It drew on theory and research in the teaching of literature, pedagogy of writing and media studies as have been developed in Scandinavia under the influence of international research on reader response criticism, cultural studies, media studies, and genre theory. School texts in different formats and settings the pupils produced were collected and analysed. Interviews with both the pupils and teachers were also carried out. This article presents and discusses one of the 113 essays collected for the project. That essay was written by a boy in a vocational programme and, like the other collected essays, was written by hand on paper with a pencil. Drawing on this example, we want to discuss how writing competencies that pupils develop as cultural practices and values change when the media ecology changes. It is suggested that, when writing essays at school, pupils use experiences and strategies from a range of media. In so doing, we suggest the abandoning of the old dominant and Romantic conception based on a distinction between fact and fiction in favour of the experience from everything being mediated, i.e. a transformed epistemology as a result of media reflexivity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Media Ecology Association en_US
dc.subject media ecology en_US
dc.subject media literacy en_US
dc.subject genre pedagogy en_US
dc.subject media reflexivity en_US
dc.subject literacy en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title School writing in a changing media ecology en_US
dc.type Conference Paper, peer reviewed en_US
dc.relation.url http://media-ecology.org/ en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en
dc.description.other Media Ecology Association, 12th Annual Convention, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 23 - 26, 2011 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Proceedings of the Media Ecology Association;Vol 12
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