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Language and Learning in the Digital Age

Language and Learning in the Digital Age

by James Paul Gee, Elisabeth R. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415602769

ISBN-13: 9780415602761

Pub. Date: 03/15/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Language and Learning in the Digital Age, linguist James Paul Gee and educator Elisabeth Hayes deal with the forces unleashed by today’s digital media, forces that are transforming language and learning for good and ill.

They argue that the role of oral language is almost always entirely misunderstood in debates about digital media. Like the

Overview

In Language and Learning in the Digital Age, linguist James Paul Gee and educator Elisabeth Hayes deal with the forces unleashed by today’s digital media, forces that are transforming language and learning for good and ill.

They argue that the role of oral language is almost always entirely misunderstood in debates about digital media. Like the earlier inventions of writing and print, digital media actually power up or enhance the powers of oral language.

Gee and Hayes deal, as well, with current digital transformations of language and literacy in the context of a growing crisis in traditional schooling in developed countries. With the advent of new forms of digital media, children are increasingly drawn towards video games, social media, and alternative ways of learning. Gee and Hayes explore the way in which these alternative methods of learning can be a force for a paradigm change in schooling.

This book is based on examples taken from an array of digital media and can serve as an introduction to the new literacy studies in the context of digital media and new digital literacies.

This is an engaging, accessible read for scholars in a variety of different disciplines, as well undergraduate and postgraduate students studying language, linguistics, communication studies or education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415602761
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Language

Chapter 3 Literacy

Chapter 4 Language and Interaction

Chpater 5 New kinds of people and relationships

Chapter 6 Literacy and interpretation

Chapter 7 School

Chapter 8 School and passionate affinity spaces

Chapter 9 Play and theory crafting

Chapter 10 Cats, passion, and expertise

Chapter 11 The return of the amateur and the new capitalism

Chapter 12 Words, images and experiences

Chapter 13 Three social formations

Chapter 14 Multitasking, diversity and commonality

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