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Phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research
Brussels, Bournemouth, February 23rd, 2016 (Tandfofline/SIGNIS). Ashley Woodfall and Marketa Zezulkova, from the Bournemouth University and the Charles University in Prague wrote an interesting paper called “What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research.” The article was published in the Journal of Children and Media.
This paper argues that each utterance of media should be seen as in dialogue with each other utterance, and that children, being the phenomenological hub to their lived media experience, should be recognised as engaging with media holistically.
Argument draws upon two recent qualitative studies with children between six and eleven years of age. These studies, although separate, shared certain phenomenology orientated conceptual underpinnings and arrived at relatable findings.
Notably that participating children tended to address media in a platform agnostic manner and offered little sense that they saw the media platform itself as being of overriding significance to their holistic media engagement. Ultimately, if children’s lived media engagement is dialogic and holistic, then focusing on only one discreet media utterance (like television for example) can be said to become deeply problematic to those within children’s media practice, education and research.
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