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Belonging in a Videogame Space: Bridging Affinity Spaces and Communities of Practice

by Sandra Schamroth Abrams & Jayne C. Lammers - 2017

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 119 Number 11, 2017, p. 1-34
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21962, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 10:25:14 PM
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  • Sandra Abrams
    St. John's University
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    SANDRA SCHAMROTH ABRAMS is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at St. Johnís University in New York. Researching digital literacies and videogaming, Abrams examines agentive learning, layered meaning making, and pedagogical discovery at the intersection of online and offline experiences. Her recent work appears in The Reading Teacher (Emotionally Crafted Experiences: Layering Literacies in Minecraft, in press), The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies (Videogames and Literacies: Historical Threads and Contemporary Practices, 2015), and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (Layering Literacies and Contemporary Learning, with Michael Russo, 2015, Vol. 59). She is the author of Integrating Traditional and Virtual Learning in 6-12 Classrooms: A Layered Literacies Approach to Multimodal Meaning Making (Routledge, 2015) and coauthor of Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces (SAGE, 2017).
  • Jayne Lammers
    University of Rochester
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    JAYNE C. LAMMERS is an associate professor of education and director of the English teacher preparation program at the University of Rochesterís Warner School of Education and Human Development in Rochester, New York. Through her research exploring adolescentsí literacy learning, particularly in online spaces, Dr. Lammers aims to shape classrooms in ways that best prepare youth for 21st-century futures. Her scholarship has recently appeared in Research in the Teaching of EnglishThe Hangout was Serious BusinessĒ: Leveraging Participation in an Online Space to Design Sims Fanfiction, 2016, Vol. 50) and Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (Going Public: An Adolescentís Networked Writing on Fanfiction.net, 2015, Vol. 59).
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