30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module enables students to develop the skills, knowledge and awareness needed to carry out practical, high-quality research about digital childhoods. Students will engage in a series of practical research activities including data collection (visual data, paired interviewing and life history accounts), data analysis, (secondary data - quant and qual, visual and verbal) textual analysis (semiotic, multimodal, narrative) and dissemination (poster production, blog entry and podcast). Having taken part in the practical research activities based on existing datasets, students will be asked to produce a reflective account of ethical and meaningful ways to research digital literacies with children and young people.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK