Digital Cultural Consumption and Education
2015 (English)In: Designs for Learning, ISSN 1654-7608, Vol. 7, no 2, 58-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Media and technological devices function as socializing agents during children’s leisure and entertainment time. Drawing from the theory of cultural consumption, a socio educational approach to students’ digital practices, and media literacy, this qualitative study seeks to explore and describe students’ cultural consumption profile. The authors explore the representations and meanings of digital practices of public school students of a predominately working class neighborhood situated in the periphery of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Findings highlight different aspects of youth cultural consumption profile. Two themes were identified: a) children use computers for a multiplicity of different activities enacting multitasking practices; and b) children develop new forms of digital practices for social digital interaction that are expressed in the “need” to be connected, the production and use of shared codes and the establishment of ambivalent relations with social media platforms. Implications for education are explored.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 7, no 2, 58-79 p.
cultural comsumption, digital literacies, youth identity, social media practices, technology education
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122806DOI: 10.2478/dfl-2014-0063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122806DiVA: diva2:868640