youth research

Whitney Burke posted a fascinating interview with Amy Stornaiuolo at DML Central, April 26, 2013. Because it deals with teachers and students using a social network for content sharing and discussion, we are reposting here. See below for the interview. While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools...
Ben Kirshner, from University of Colorado Boulder, kicked off the question/answer session of the Envisioning 21st Century Civic Education panel at DML by highlighting three principles of connected learning that he thinks might support us in moving in the right direction in terms of civic education: interest-driven openly networked production-centered He then framed the word “interest” in relation...
Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, the PDF below presents a paper that seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns...
Educators offer instruction, support, guidance, opportunities, challenges, resources, but how do teaching and learning really occur in out-of-school media literacy education programs? This resource takes a deeper look at some key characteristics of pedagogy in two youth media programs in the Philadelphia area. As part of my Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship with Research for Action in 2010-2011, I...
Literacies are reading, writing, composing, creating, producing, changing, adapting, and evolving, but what do we know about how new and traditional literacies are already connected in the lives of today's youth? This resources focuses on important ways in which participation in two media literacy programs in Philadelphia helped youth to practice and improve traditional literacy skills. While...
Youth say they want respect, voice, value, safety, support, challenges, and a sense that they are making a contribution to something goodin the world, so what can we learn from young people about what motivates them to engage and learn new skills? Based on interviews with and observations of youth media producers in the Philadelphia area, this resource explores what motivates these youth to...
Transformation is not something that happens overnight. This year, my high school seniors completed research projects that asked them to answer the question, “what problem do you see in your community, and what do you wish to develop in order to address this problem?”  Getting them to ask relevant questions took time, and creating a space where they felt empowered to love their community enough...

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