Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility provides new insights into the relationships between youth, pedagogy, and media, and points to unexamined possibilities for teaching, learning, and ethgraphic research that emerge when media - including computer techlogies, photography, popular music, and film - become central features of learning spaces that youth occupy. Through six empirically driven essays, all written by new scholars in the fields of literacy, media, techlogy, and youth culture, this book surveys a variety of learning environments, methodological approaches, and forms of media engagement.
The Editors: Marc Lamont Hill is Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Temple University. His research examines the intersections between youth, media culture, and pedagogy within formal and informal learning spaces. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Lalitha Vasudevan is Assistant Professor of Technology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in education from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the stories, literacy practices, and technology engagements of adolescent boys. Her current research explores education in the lives of urban youth outside of school, within the justice system, and across new literacies and technologies.