Off the page, on the page, and into the cyberspace screen: Bringing together liminal states and the pedagogy of bricolage on virtualized landscapes
Carrol Duane Burton, University of Alberta , Canada
University of Alberta . Awarded
This thesis is interested in changes in digital communications technology and its impact on social and educational landscapes. In particular, it is interested in digital technology's capacity to virtualize reality, to reframe and transform social and educational landscapes into cyberspaces.
Does the virtualized landscape involve a different pedagogy, or mode of consciousness in turn requiring a form of literacy other than Western traditional literacy? Interestingly enough, virtualized cultural, social and educational landscapes are familiar liminal states in the Native Oral Tradition.
Using the new language of digital technology we are conceptualizing our world, teaching our world, telling our stories, and learning of our world and each other. Is it a better way of knowing? Regardless, Western culture is immersing itself in digital technology. In the process it is changing the traditional narrative on social and educational landscapes. Both the emerging and submerged narratives are worth looking for, and listening to.
Burton, C.D. Off the page, on the page, and into the cyberspace screen: Bringing together liminal states and the pedagogy of bricolage on virtualized landscapes. Master's thesis, University of Alberta.
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