Friday, January 27, 2006

James Gee presenting in Adelaide

Tony Forster has provided the link for the James Gee visit:
http://www.curriculum.edu.au/who_are_we/conference.php

Adelaide is blessed, both Prensky and Gee

Gee is an avid game player (not a maker like Prensky) and contributed to a new theory of literacy for the digital age.

I have two blog entries about James Gee's ideas:
http://billkerr.blogspot.com/2005/04/beyond-print-literacy.html
http://billkerr.blogspot.com/2005/07/problem-of-content.html

Extract:
rather than read / write we now have recognise / produce

the latter is much broader and we need it to describe all the various multimedia genres that have become our new learning environment

I think where he is headed is that games encapsulate the enormous variety of new literacies (whereas a generation ago the book might have been sufficient), so games are now much closer to defining what literacy is for the new generation


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