Children's digital content creation: Towards a processual understanding of media production among Danish children

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Abstract

This article explores how we may study children’s digital content creation as creative processes of production. Based on a case study of 6-16-year-olds’ filmmaking in an out-of-school context, the analysis identifies three interlaced categories marking the production processes: Social interaction, semiotic negotiation and practice-based learning. Results demonstrate that joint creation of new film narratives unleashes students’ playful exploration, trains multimodal skills, and catalyzes modes of reflexivity that are germane to complex problem-solving. In conclusion, it is argued that digital content creation needs added pedagogical attention as a means of advancing children’s democratic rights of expression as societal resources, not as individual requisites.

Children, adolescents, filmmaking, media, youth media, digital creativity, children’s rights, film education, digital content creation, media literacy
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Children and Media
Volume14
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)221-236
ISSN1748-2798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2. Apr 2020

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • Children
  • children’s rights
  • digital content creation
  • digital creativity
  • film education
  • filmmaking
  • media
  • media literacy
  • youth media

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