In this presentation I will share the findings of my PhD study (Colvert, 2015) in which a class of 10- and 11-year-old designers created an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for their peers as part of their school curriculum. I will also discuss a current project in which I am supporting trainee teachers to work collaboratively to design and play ARGs with young children as part of the final year of their degree studies. Over the last three years I have worked with three groups of trainee teachers creating ARGs with and for classes of 8- and 9-year-olds and this semester we aim to work with 5- and 6-year-olds. In drawing on both projects, I outline a pedagogical proposal for the teaching of new literacies in formal primary education, and propose a new conceptualisation of transmedia play and associated literacies.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the First DigiLitEY Training School: Engaging with Emergent Research|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 8 Sep 2016|