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Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design

Kucirkova, Natalia and Cremin, Teresa (2017). Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design. Cambridge Journal of Education (Early Access).

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This paper discusses the pedagogical practice of developing reading for pleasure in pre- schools and primary phase settings through the lens of one key dimension of 21st century reading: personalisation. We draw on a series of studies and examples to identify, address and problematise human-and digitally-mediated personalised reading for pleasure. Through a content analysis of the key features of current digital library systems, we show how these increasingly popular systems position teachers as librarians, curators and monitors, and undermine their potential roles as listeners, mentors and co-readers in order to foster children’s personal response to texts. Through a theory-driven approach we identify ways in which current design limitations of library management systems can be addressed and from which their effective application and use can develop. This conceptual elaboration, which combines contemporary reading theories with the affordances of digital personalisation, provides new insights concerning personalisation in digital library systems.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1469-3577
Keywords: digital libraries; reading for pleasure; personalised reading
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 50774
Depositing User: Teresa Cremin
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 14:23
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