Youth Practices in Digital Arts and New Media: Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Authors: Black, J., Castro, J., Lin, C.

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The authors examine youths' practices in digital culture affecting social change, pedagogy, and creative learning practices. Knowledge about these practices is discussed, in which learning, knowledge sharing, distinct social contexts, pedagogical relationships, and artistic creative inquiry are examined in diverse formal and informal environments.

About the authors

Joanna Black is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and is cross-appointed as Associate Professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Her research interests and published works are on the subjects of new media in education, contemporary art, and digital visual arts pedagogy.


Juan Carlos Castro is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He also serves as Undergraduate Programs Advisor for the Department of Art Education.


Ching-Chiu Lin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lin's research interests lie in teacher mentorship, as well as issues of technology and community in art education.

Reviews

"Digital media, and the technological advances associated with it, disrupts traditional conceptions of the teaching and learning experience. In this volume, Joanna Black, Juan Carlos Castro, and Ching-Chiu Lin assist educators in navigating this disruption in a comprehensive, compelling, and provocative way. Students, and their communities, will be well served as a result."

- Doug Blandy, Professor in the Arts and Administration Program, University of Oregon

"Young people's informal learning through the arts and digital media has become a vital consideration in understanding contemporary human development. This book builds context for the study of youth digital arts practices and brings together several, informative case-based examples, illustrating the range and depth of learning that occurs as a result of these practices outside of school. Any educator could benefit by reading this book and attending to these practices, which have become a defining characteristic of digital natives. Young people's informal learning through the arts and digital media has become a vital consideration in understanding contemporary human development. This book builds context for the study of youth digital arts practices and brings together several, informative case-based examples, illustrating the range and depth of learning that occurs as a result of these practices outside of school. Any educator could benefit by reading this book and attending to these practices, which have become a defining characteristic of digital natives."

- Kerry Freedman, Professor and Division Head, Art + Design Education, Northern Illinois University

"This book is a timely and important addition to the educational literature at the intersection of learning, digital technology, and contemporary youth culture. As the authors note, this book is particularly interested in exploring "the relationship regarding youths' digital culture in connection to creativity, it's correlation to technology, and the potential for fostering youth's imagination." The authors present five sites across Canada as cases through which they explore key concepts such as digital dissonance; creativity, social and new media; information communication technologies (ICTs); and formal, informal, and non-formal learning. The content of the chapters is built on a comprehensive review of extant literature in combination with the authors' empirical scholarship in schools, youth centers, community-based arts education and media programs, and other informal learning sites, the majority of which include participants from marginalized, exceptional needs, or at-risk populations. Unified in purpose, the chapters are exemplary ethnographic case studies in arts and new media educational sites. Offering more than mere discussions and illustrations of formal and informal learning through and with digital technologies, this book provides crucial insights into key pedagogical approaches. Youth Practices in Digital Arts and New Media provides valuable guidance to arts educators and others who seek to better understand this multi-faceted relationship within contemporary youth culture in pursuit of new possibilities for meaningful educational experiences that emerge through connections and collaborations among various sites and modes of learning. I am eager to use this book in my pre-service art education courses and in professional development workshops with veteran practitioners."

- B. Stephen Carpenter II , Professor of Art Education, Pennsylvania State University


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Black, Joanna

    Pages 1-18

  • Economic, Social, and Personal Aspects of Educating for Creativity: A Study of a Community-Based Youth Media Arts Program

    Lin, Ching-Chiu

    Pages 19-39

  • Amplifying Youth Cultural Practices by Engaging and Developing Professional Identity through Social Media

    Lalonde, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 40-62

  • New Media Pedagogy in Two High Schools: A Look at Formal Learning Environments

    Black, Joanna

    Pages 63-96

  • Learning in Place: Profiles of Youth Media Arts Practices in an Informal Learning Setting

    Lin, Ching-Chiu (et al.)

    Pages 97-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Youth Practices in Digital Arts and New Media: Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Joanna Black, Juan Carlos Castro and Ching-Chiu Lin
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47517-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137475176
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47516-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50175-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 127
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics