This talk by Prof. Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, reflects on a recent ethnographic study of a year 9 class – researched at school and at home over an academic year.
We have been particularly interested in asking how young people perceive and respond to the demands made of them by school and family. How do they conceive of the place and purpose of learning, and the value of home or community? Do digitally mediated activities and networks enable or impede young people’s connected learning or opportunities in society? And what difference does or could the digital make to extending or deepening or otherwise underpinning such connections?