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The five resources of critical digital literacy: a framework for curriculum integration

The five resources of critical digital literacy: a framework for curriculum integration

Hinrichsen, Juliet and Coombs, Antony (2014) The five resources of critical digital literacy: a framework for curriculum integration. Research in Learning Technology, 21:21334. ISSN 2156-7069 (Print), 2156-7077 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v21.21334)

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Abstract

This article sets out a framework for a critical digital literacy curriculum derived from the four resources, or reader roles, model of critical literacy developed by Luke and Freebody (1990). We suggest that specific problematics in academic engagement with and curriculum development for digital literacy have occurred through an overly technocratic and acritical framing and that this situation calls for a critical perspective, drawing on theories and pedagogies from critical literacy and media education. The article explores the consonance and dissonance between the forms, scope and requirements of traditional print/media and the current digital environment, emphasising the knowledge and operational dimensions that inform literacy in digital contexts. It offers a re-interpretation of the four resources framed as critical digital literacy (Decoding, Meaning Making, Using and Analysing) and elaborates the model further with a fifth resource (Persona). The article concludes by identifying implications for institutional practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Curriculum development; Academic development; Digital identity
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Educational Development Unit
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2016 15:58
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13202

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