Beyond Technology: Children's Learning in the Age of Digital Culture / Edition 1

Beyond Technology: Children's Learning in the Age of Digital Culture / Edition 1

by David Buckingham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745638813

ISBN-13: 9780745638812

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Beyond Technology offers a challenging new analysis of learning, young people and digital media. Disputing both utopian fantasies about the transformation of education and exaggerated fears about the corruption of childhood innocence, it offers a level-headed analysis of the impact of these new media on learning, drawing on a wide range of critical research.

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Beyond Technology offers a challenging new analysis of learning, young people and digital media. Disputing both utopian fantasies about the transformation of education and exaggerated fears about the corruption of childhood innocence, it offers a level-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 the media-rich world of childrens lives outside school and their experiences of technology in the classroom. Bridging this divide, he suggests, will require more than superficial attempts to import technology into schools, or to combine education with digital entertainment. While debunking such fantasies of technological change, Buckingham also provides a constructive alternative, arguing that young people need to be equipped with a new form of digital literacy that is both critical and creative.

Beyond Technology will be essential reading for all students of the media or education, as well as for teachers and other education professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745638812
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,219,419
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgements x

1 Selling Technology Solutions 1
The Marketing of Educational Technology

2 Making Technology Policy 14
ICTs and the New Discourses of Learning

3 Techno-Topias 31
Constructing Childhood, Learning and Technology

4 Waiting for the Revolution 50
The Unfulfilled Promise of Technological Change

5 Digital Childhoods? 75
New Media and Children’s Culture

6 Playing to Learn? 99
Rethinking the Educational Potential of Computer Games

7 That's Edutainment 119
Digital Media and Learning in the Home

8 Digital Media Literacies 143
An Alternative Approach to Technology in Education

9 School's Out? 176
The Future of Schooling in the Age of Digital Media

Notes 184

References 186

Index 205

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