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Guy Merchant
Sheffield Hallam University
97Publications
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Last.Michelle M. Neumann (Griffith University)H-Index: 15
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This article uses a sociomaterial perspective to explore how deficit views of young children’s language and literacy are sustained and can be challenged. Foregrounding the notion of multiplicity, it considers how diverse sociomaterial relations work to uphold particular kinds of practice and particular arrangements of bodies and things over others. These relations may interfere with and interface with each other in different ways, sometimes sustaining but also potentially disrupting deficit disc...
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While it is commonplace to argue that technology integration in educational contexts should be pedagogically appropriate, in some contexts, the notion of ‘appropriate’ integration can be slippery. This is the case in the context of educational theatre, which builds on the experience of ‘liveness’ and of being together in a shared space. In this article we report on a collaborative qualitative study of one iteration of a participatory theatre programme delivered to 7-9 year olds at a primary scho...
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#1Cathy Burnett (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 13
#2Guy Merchant (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
Last.Vicky StoreyH-Index: 1
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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...
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In an age of environmental crisis, financial instability, widespread migration, and political extremism, the case for critical literacy is pressing. Navigating criticality in the digital age, however, is challenging, not least because digital media, digital devices, and digital architectures are implicated in broader social, cultural, commercial, and political activity. Critical literacy in this context needs to do more than focus on the significance of texts within networks of humans. The autho...
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#1Cathy Burnett (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 13
#2Guy Merchant (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
Last.Michelle M. Neumann (Griffith University)H-Index: 15
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ABSTRACTThis conceptual article examines how ready-made assumptions about literacy both frame and limit understandings of new communicative practices in educational contexts. Proposing a tripartite...
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#1Cathy BurnettH-Index: 13
#2Guy MerchantH-Index: 20
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#1Cathy BurnettH-Index: 13
#2Guy MerchantH-Index: 20
#1Michelle M. Neumann (Griffith University)H-Index: 15
#2Guy Merchant (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
Last.Cathy Burnett (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 13
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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...
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