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Graffiti in the 21st Century Classroom: Promoting learning and empowerment for students with traditional and digital graffiti
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, , Ontario Tech University, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in United States ISBN 978-1-939797-56-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The connection between graffiti and anti-authoritarian many be a natural attraction for youth. It almost seems synonymous with the adolescent tasks of developing autonomy and identity. Being able to express one’s thoughts and have influence brings a sense of psychological and social empowerment for individuals (Zimmerman, 1995). The purpose of this paper is to examine graffiti creation and how it can be used to promote well-being and a sense of empowerment for youth in schools. Specifically, we wanted to explore; 1) how the use of graffiti can contribute to youth well-being and empowerment, and 2) what role technology plays in graffiti creation and empowerment. This information then helped develop recommendations for the use of graffiti and technologies in education.

Citation

Laffier, J. & Bowman, M. (2021). Graffiti in the 21st Century Classroom: Promoting learning and empowerment for students with traditional and digital graffiti. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1-6). United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 25, 2021 from .