Journal article

Using Digital Concept Maps to Distinguish Between Young Refugees' Challenges

A Brooker, J Lawrence, A Dodds

JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA IN EDUCATION | UBIQUITY PRESS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Digital media are beneficial for research of complex refugee issues, as they allow refugees to express their personal experiences of complex issues in ways that are not restricted by language barriers or limited in authenticity, while also offering researchers a way to systematically compare refugees’ varied experiences. We used a computerised concept mapping task to ask 74 young refugees (teenagers and young adults), from three separately recruited samples, to think about their experiences with various challenges they might face during settlement, distinguishing between their challenges in terms of size. Our analyses focused on one major challenge in Australia, learning the English language..

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