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SpringerBriefs in Education
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Living the Stories We Create

Preparing Students for the Digital Age

Authors: McCabe, Ellen

  • Considers the reciprocal relationship between technology, narrative and education
  • Locates the rise of the digital in the context of historical media developments
  • Asks how can education respond to the broad social implications of the relationship between our compulsion to create and describe our world and role of media
  • Contextualizes, through the Macbeth case study, how new learning approaches transect with the challenges of the digital world and the potential of digital resources
  • Argues for the necessity of a complete re-evaluation of what it means to be knowledgeable, to be literate, to teach and to learn
  • Recommends implementation strategies at systemic and classroom levels for teachers and policy makers for these educational and curricular changes
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About this book

This work explores the potential of digital media to rectify the disparity between formal learning contexts and contemporary perceptions and expectations of narrative. How can education systems respond to the changing technological landscape, thus preparing students to become active participants in society as well as to realise the extent of their own potential? This book explores such concepts in the classroom environment through direct engagement with students and teachers with the case of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Written in approximately 1606, Macbeth has its roots in a culture of orality and yet has sustained through centuries of print dominance. Indeed, as both text and performance the work itself embodies both the literary and the oral. Yet as a staple of many second level curricula increasingly Macbeth is perceived as an educational text. Macbeth reflects its cultural moment, an age of ambiguity where much like today notions of selfhood, privacy, societal structures, media and economy were being called into question. Thus Macbeth can be understood as a microcosm of the challenges existing in contemporary education in both content and form. This book examines Macbeth as a case-study in seeking to explore the implications of digital media for learning, as well as its possible potential to constructively facilitate in realigning formal learning contexts to contemporary experiences of narrative.

 

About the authors

Ellen McCabe holds a PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her research explores the ways in which technology informs narratives and storytelling and the implications of this for education. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    McCabe, Ellen

  • World Making and Media

    Pages 11-25

    McCabe, Ellen

  • Macbeth and the Leaving Certificate

    Pages 27-45

    McCabe, Ellen

  • The Otherness of Education

    Pages 47-69

    McCabe, Ellen

  • Invention and Intervention: Reimagining Educational Paradigms

    Pages 71-87

    McCabe, Ellen

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95798-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95797-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living the Stories We Create
Book Subtitle
Preparing Students for the Digital Age
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95798-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95798-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95797-5
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 130
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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