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Media and Education in the Digital Age

Concepts, Assessments, Subversions

Edited By Matteo Stocchetti

This book is an invitation to informed and critical participation in the current debate on the role of digital technology in education and a comprehensive introduction to the most relevant issues in this debate. After an early wave of enthusiasm about the emancipative opportunities of the digital «revolution» in education, recent contributions invite caution, if not scepticism. This collection rejects extreme interpretations and establishes a conceptual framework for the critical questioning of this role in terms of concepts, assessments and subversions. This book offers conceptual tools, ideas and insights for further research. It also provides motivation and information to foster active participation in debates and politics and encourages teachers, parents and learners to take part in the making of the future of our societies.
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Notes on the Contributors

Notes on the Contributors

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Cristina Aliagas Marín is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Educational Studies at The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Her research interest focuses on the role of literacy in the everyday life of Catalan/Spanish teenagers, particularly those that resist education. Within this broad area, her research covers a variety of topics: ethnography and literacy, digital literacies, literacy/literary identities and the complex interface between vernacular literacies and the curriculum. In 2012, her PhD. Thesis, El desinterès lector adolescent (The adolescent lack of interest in reading, 2012) was finalist of the Joventut award of the Catalan Government.

Alberto Bitonti has a PhD in Political Theory and Public Affairs (University of Roma Tre, 2011). He is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at IES Abroad Rome (Italy) and Fellow of the School of Public Affairs at American University (Washington DC). His research interests include the theory of power and the political process (especially lobbying and pressure groups), civic and media education and philosophy of science. Recently, he published a book on Italian ruling class.

Scott Bulfin is lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University where he studies ‘new literacies’ for young people and adults across various educational contexts. He is a member of the Learning/New Media Research Group at Monash University and is currently engaged in a three-year Australian Government (ARC) funded ethnography of digital technologies in secondary schools. He can be reached at scott.bulfin@monash.edu.

Josep M. Castellà Lidón is a...

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