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A Heterogeneous Classroom: An Effect of a New Media Ecology?
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
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Most young people in their late teens in Sweden, and probably also in many other parts of the world, devote several hours every day to fictional stories. The stories help them to construct realities, create identities, and can, in the most concrete sense, be used as tools in different ways, Bruner (1986) claims. Narrative forms of expression are, however, currently in transition. Novels becomes games, games become movies, movies become TV-series and so on, and everything is mediated digitally and globally in a convergence culture (Jenkins 2006). This act of transformation places great demands on young people's cultural, medial, and linguistic skills. 

However, not every student in a class use fictional texts, and those who do use them to a lesser or greater extent, do not use stories in the same text or media form. This varied use of fictional texts contributes to an already heterogeneous classroom. What implication does this heterogeneous classroom have for teaching and learning processes in general and for the teaching of literary studies in particular? Based on the results from a questionnaire study, this paper aims to explore this heterogeneity further, and in addition to discuss the effects of a heterogeneous classroom.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30089OAI: diva2:931950
Making a Difference: The 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-2016), Melbourne, February 27-28, 2016.
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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