Thanks to @malynmawby @benpaddlejones and @Vormamim for engaging in tweety-chat today about play-based learning and transformational play.
There was an article that I wanted to post the full reference to – this one by Angela Thomas (@anyaixchel)
Thomas, A. (2011) Towards a transformational digital literacies pedagogy. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. Vol. 6 pp. 89-101
You can see the abstract for the paper with my own annotations, above.
In it she argues that there are:
a number of significant characteristics of digital literacy that are imperative to include in a pedagogy of digital literacy in order to make it a transformational pedagogy. These include: explicit understandings of multimodality, opportunities for play and experimentation, participating within communities of practice, and critical engagement with text.
I had picked this article up to read Angela’s findings about digital pedagogy, but it was a timely read. I am a big fan of the work of Paulo Freire, and of his work to empower communities through literacy. By bringing in Freire’s notion of ‘transformative pedagogies’ this article reaffirmed the need for critical, participatory and dialogic practices to be woven into the digital learning landscape.
I’d love to hear of other readings and resources along these lines, if you know of any…?