Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 78 New edition)

Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 78 New edition)

By: Sean Justice (author)Hardback

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Learning to Teach in the Digital Age tells the story of a group of K-12 teachers as they began to connect with digital making and learning pedagogies. Guiding questions at the heart of this qualitative case study asked how teaching practices engaged with and responded to the maker movement and digital making and learning tools and materials. Over the course of one school year, Sean Justice attended to the ebb and flow of teaching and learning at an independent K-12 girls school the northeastern United States. Teachers and administrators from across grade levels and academic domains participated in interviews and casual conversations, and opened their classrooms to ad hoc observations. In conducting the study, Justice interwove a sociomaterial disposition with new materialism, posthumanism, and new media theory. Methods were inspired by narrative inquiry and actor-network theory. Findings suggested that digital making and learning pedagogies were stabilizing at the school, but not in a linear way. Further, Justice suggests that the teaching practices that most engaged the ethos of twenty-first-century learning enacted a kind of learning we hear about from artists, writers, scientists, and mathematicians when they talk about what innovation feels like, leading to the proposition that a different kind of language is needed to describe the effects of digital materialities on teaching practice.

About Author

Sean Justice (Ed.D.C.T., Teachers College, Columbia University) teaches and writes about maker education, material inquiry pedagogy, and teacher education in the digital age, and exhibits his artwork internationally. He is Assistant Professor of Art Education in the School of Art & Design at Texas State University.


Introduction - Field Notes (Racecars) - Tracing the Emergence of the Inquiry - Field Notes (Robots) - Traditions of Learning and Knowing - Field Notes (Parachute Drop) - Digital Materialities - Field Notes (Invention Convention) - Methods and Practice - Field Notes (Prosthetic Hand) - Participants and Site - Field Notes (Biodiversity) - Contact Points: The Ways - Field Notes (Rube Goldberg) - Contact Points: The Challenges - Music, Art, Engineering: Enacted Encounters - History and Reconceptualized Objects - The Feeling of Knowing - What was Learned - After Research - References - Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433133190
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 269
  • ID: 9781433133190
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 1433133199
  • edition: New edition

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