Category Archives: Featured Publications

The Changing Role of Media in the English Curriculum: Returning to Nowhere

Steve Connolly, an Associate ReMAP member and alumnus of our PhD and Masters’ programmes, is now Senior Lecturer in Education at Anglia Ruskin University, after having worked at the University of Bedfordshire. Steve is also a member of the national executive of the Media Education Association. As well as working with us on past research projects such as the Ministry

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Doing sociomaterial studies: the circuit of agency

Sara Hawley has just published an article in Learning, Media and Technology, looking at theories of sociomateriality and agency to consider children’s writing practices. In recent sociomaterialist, materialist and post-human theorizing which foregrounds the importance of objects and bodies, ideas of consciousness and intentionality are seen as potentially tainted either with Cartesian mind-body splits or with subjectivities that are too

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Literature, Videogames, and Learning

Andrew Burn has published a new book with Routledge – Literature, Videogames and Learning. Its central argument is that literature and videogames are cognate cultural forms, and that videogame transformations of literature can help us think in new ways about narrative aesthetics, literary value, and literacy. It draws on research projects with The Globe and the British Library, developing game-authoring

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Play in the Pandemic

Read this article by Kate Cowan on how children’s play has responded to the COVID 19 pandemic. it build on research in the Play Observatory project. Cite this article as: Kate Cowan, “Play in the Pandemic,” in PanMeMic, 26/07/2020, https://panmemic.hypotheses.org/?p=683 The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on all aspects of life. For children, it’s had major consequences for where, when,

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How Writing Works – seminar & book launch

From the invention of the alphabet to the explosion of the internet, Dominic Wyse takes us on a unique journey into the process of writing. Starting with seven extraordinary examples that serve as a backdrop to the themes explored, it pays particular attention to key developments in the history of language, including Aristotle’s grammar through socio-cultural multimodality, to pragmatist philosophy

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Digital Media, Culture and Education: Theorising Third Space Literacies

The book launch for Digital Media, Culture and Education: Theorising Third Space Literacies by DARE member John Potter and DARE associate Julian McDougall, took place on 2nd May 2017 at the London Knowledge Lab. The book provides a critical commentary on key issues around learning in the digital age in both formal and informal educational settings. The book presents research

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The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education, co-edited by DARE member Evangelos Himonides, is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empirically-driven perspective, offering an essential overview of

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Music, Technology & Education

The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume, co-edited by DARE member Dr Evangelos Himonides, draws together critical perspectives in three overarching areas in which technology is used to

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