Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

E-Learning and Digital Media

Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc.

School

School of Education

RAS ID

28180

Grant Number

ARC Number : DP140101258

Comments

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: Johnson, N. F. (2019). Dysfunctional devices in the classroom meet habitus of the new. E-Learning and Digital Media, 16(3), 208–220. Original publication available here

Abstract

New media has enabled users to informally learn, consume, create and produce in many different ways and forms at (almost) any time. In 2013, Papacharissi and Easton further theorised Bourdieu’s notion of habitus to embrace new media in the 21st century, coining ‘habitus of the new’ focusing on the novelty and practices surrounding new media. This article explores the digital practices inside of school, and the ways young people use new media on their digital devices (including their smartphones). The article points to some dysfunctional practices that practically occur when endeavouring to incorporate these individual devices for learning purposes. Drawing upon a large study utilising ethnographic studies of three public secondary schools located in the state of Victoria, Australia, I provide four vignettes highlighting how and when students used their digital devices for learning, leisure, and social interaction, performing the habitus of the new, and working around teacher directives.

DOI

10.1177/2042753019831385

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