Developing community membership by copying, adapting, and synthesizing (Ivanic, 1998)
Literacy and Identity
There is no "essential 'real' self", but only selves moderated and framed by unique historical situations and boundaries; “identity without identification” (Gee, 2009).
"People's diverse identities constitute the richness and the dilemmas of their sense of self" (Ivanic, 1998).
Power & Control
Learning = "creating the learning conditions for full social participation" (Cazden et al., 1996) vs. assimilation / enculturation
Language, Technology, & Culture
Co-evolutionary artifacts in social anthropology (Pfaffenberger, 1992)
How do technology and language shape culture? Vice-versa? Identity?
“The medium is the message” (McLuhan, 1964)
Literacy Questions for any Medium What does participation in the medium look like? What embedded values does the medium have, and how do these influence social structures? Are there different levels or types of meaningful participation in the medium? How does one become a full or meaningful participant in the medium? How does participation in the medium influence culture and identity? What prevents or complicates participation in the medium?
Break into groups and peruse the following Twitter pages:
http://twitter.com/davecormier and http://twitter.com/andylevy http://twitter.com/opencontent and http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien http://twitter.com/henryjenkins and http://twitter.com/rainnwilson http://twitter.com/veletsianos and http://twitter.com/justinbieber http://twitter.com/gsiemensand http://twitter.com/chrisbrown http://twitter.com/ewellburn and http://twitter.com/Oprah