Book Chapter

Playing with digital game pedagogies

Alexander Bacalja, Kate Euphemia Clark

Digital Games and Language Learning | Bloomsbury | Published : 2021


English classrooms represent an important source of language learning for a diversity of students. This work has always been supported by texts which mediate classroom teaching that engages with identity, subjectivity and the cultivation of dispositions, attitudes and values (Beavis 2018). In recent times, debates about what constitutes a text, worthy of study, have manifest into curricula and practice that increasingly includes digital games as forms of literature through which the objectives of English teaching can be achieved. This has raised questions about how teachers employ pedagogy to support all learners facing these new ways of working with texts. This chapter explores two ways tha..

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