What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research.

Woodfall, A. and Zezulkova, M., 2016. What ‘children’ experience and ‘adults’ may overlook: phenomenological approaches to media practice, education and research. Journal of Children and Media, 10 (1), 98 - 106.

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DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2015.1121889

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1748-2801
Uncontrolled Keywords:Platform agnostic, holistic, dialogic, lived experience, phenomenology
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Media School
ID Code:23736
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 May 2016 08:11
Last Modified:24 May 2016 08:12

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