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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

It's Not Just Fun and Games, Teaching You Know: Engagement, learning and classroom practice

Dr. Julie Faulkner.

IN a period characterised by Stuart Hall as 'New Times', young people are learning in exciting ways which were unimaginable two or three decades ago. Such rapid changes have contributed to enriched meaning-making practices and expanded definitions of texts, reading and writing. Yet classroom practices often remain narrowly-conceived and, I argue, increasingly irrelevant to children's learning. This paper explores, from both a personal and an historical viewpoint, some of the questions which underpin traditional literacy and learning approaches.


Dr. Julie Faulkner  (Australia)
School of Education

Julie Faulkner is a lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne and has recently completed her PhD on 'The literacies of popular culture: a study of teenage reading practices'.

  • New Times
  • Literacy
  • Learning
  • Assessment
  • Engagement
  • Pleasure

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)