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EDU205   Children and Digital Cultures   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F5


Digital technology has transformed the lives of many, impacting on culture and society. Many young people have quickly seen ways of extending and deepening social networks through their uses of technology, and immersed themselves in Virtual Worlds, Facebook etc and enjoyed browsing on shopping sites. This module examines new technologies and associated social practices impacting on children's lives, considering the nature of new digital practices and how these affect identity, society and culture. Educational implications of new technologies is a developing field of research and students will engage critically with debates within the field alongside examining websites and new practices.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 170.0
Lecture 12.0
Seminar 12.0
Tutorial 6.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 25 % S1
Other 0.0 75 % S1