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Guy Merchant
Sheffield Hallam University
91Publications
18H-index
1,128Citations
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Learning, Culture and Social Interaction1.14
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Guy Merchant
Published on Mar 4, 2019
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
Published on Nov 27, 2018in Early Child Development and Care
Michelle Margaret Neumann14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Griffith University),
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University),
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)
Touch screen tablets are now widely available and due to the increasing use of these technologies in homes and early years centres, it is important to consider parent and teacher views about their use. This paper reports on an interview study which explored the perspectives of four parents of children aged 20–36 months and their two teachers in one early learning centre in the north of England. Key findings were that parents and teachers had a positive perspective on young children’s use of tabl...
Published on Oct 10, 2018
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University),
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)
+ 1 AuthorsVicky Storey
Existing research on the use of technology in participatory theatre in education has paid little attention to the moment-to-moment unfolding that characterises the liveliness at the heart of such practice. In this conceptual article, we show how a sociomaterialist perspective can illuminate the contingent co-emergence of people, things and technologies that produces this liveliness of events. Perspectives drawn from actor-network theory are used to illuminate one example of the integration of te...
Published on May 1, 2018in Literacy1.05
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University),
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)
Discourses of reading for pleasure have seldom addressed the multiple and complex digital media practices of children and young people or the changing nature of literacy. This article explores the affective encounters that are generated in the relations between readers, digital texts and things by applying Bennett’s notion of enchantment. Using examples of everyday literacies, it considers the diversity of ways in which such encounters manifest, noting how such practices are located within inter...
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University),
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
(SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)
Research in New Literacy Studies has demonstrated how literacy consists of multiple socially and culturally situated practices illuminated through a focus on literacy events. Recently, this sociocultural perspective has been complemented by relational thinking that views literacy as an ongoing reassembling of the human and more-than-human. This conceptual article proposes that, in exploring how relational thinking might be deployed in literacy research and practice, it is helpful to re-visit con...
Published on Nov 22, 2017
Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
Published on Sep 1, 2017in The Reading Teacher1.17
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
The iPad is probably the most commonly used mobile device in our schools today. It has attracted the attention of literacy teachers and researchers who sense the possibility of introducing new kinds of practices into the classroom – practices that may be more in step with the literacies of everyday life than some of those we are accustomed to seeing in schools. But as the educational potential of touchscreen tablets has taken hold, developers have been quick to exploit the new market, producing ...
Published on Aug 15, 2017
Christopher Bailey1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
Virtual worlds provide opportunities for new kinds of interaction and new forms of play and learning, and they are rapidly becoming a common feature of the lives of many children and young people. This chapter explores the digital writing and textual activity that circulates around this virtual play and the issues that it raises for both researchers and educators. Drawing on work from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives we look at the ways in which the virtual is embedded in e...
Published on Jul 25, 2017
Cathy Burnett13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Guy Merchant18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 1 AuthorsMaureen Walsh12
Estimated H-index: 12
This book brings together an international group of literacy studies scholars who have investigated mobile literacies in a variety of educational settings. Approaching mobility from diverse theoretical perspectives, the book makes a significant contribution to how mobile literacies, and tablets in particular, are being conceptualised in literacy research. The book focuses on tablets, and particularly the iPad, as a prime example of mobile literacies, setting this within the broader context of li...
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