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Necessity or eccentricity: teaching writing in a new media ecology
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education). (Skolämnesparadigm och undervisningspraktik i skärmkulturen)
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article concerns how teachers of Mother-Tongue Education (MTE) and pupils in Swedish secondary schools look upon and relate to the keyboard and screen and pen and paper, respectively, for writing in the context of MTE. The results showed that both teachers and pupils found that the computer on one side and the pen and paper on the other circumscribed different writing processes. Paper and pen offered greater resistance when writing than a computer. It was concluded that writing on a computer had been culturally appropriated in the MTE and represented the frame for both teachers and students from which they assessed the advantages and disadvantages of each technology, but also that paper and pen added a value of necessity rather than eccentricity for the pupils, in contrast to the teachers, in order to meet the requirements concerning grammar, longhand, and orthography. 

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2017. p. 1-19
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Teaching writing, mother tongue education (Swedish), digital media, media ecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134325DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2017.1307275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-134325DiVA, id: diva2:1092092
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Swedish Research Council, 721-2011-4752Available from: 2017-04-30 Created: 2017-04-30 Last updated: 2018-06-09

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