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Module Reading List

Growing up in the Digital Age, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Aisha Walker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential readings

Session 1

Zuboff, S. (2019). Chapter One "Home or exile in the digital future" The age of surveillance capitalism : the fight for the future at the new frontier of power . London: Profile Books. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Session 2

Ding, Q., Li, D., Zhou, Y., Dong, H., & Luo, J. (2017). Perceived parental monitoring and adolescent internet addiction: A moderated mediation model. Addictive Behaviors, 74, 48–54.  

Session 3 

boyd, d. (2011). Social Network Sites as Networked Publics: Affordances, Dynamics, and Implications. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A networked self: Identity, community and culture on social network sites (pp. 39–58). New York: Routledge. 

Mascheroni, G. (2018). Datafied childhoods: Contextualising datafication in everyday life. Current Sociology. doi: 10.1177/0011392118807534.

Selwyn, N. (2004). Reconsidering Political and Popular Understandings of the Digital Divide. New Media & Society, 6(3), 341–362. doi: 10.1177/1461444804042519.

Session 4

Buckingham, David. 2009. The Future of Media Literacy in the Digital Age: Some Challenges for Policy and Practice. In Media Literacy in Europe: Controversies, Challenges and Perspectives, 13–24. Brussels: EuroMeduc. (The future of media literacy in the digital age: some challenges for policy and practice)

Hobbs, R. & Jensen, A. (2009). The Past, Present, and Future of Media Literacy EducationJournal of Media Literacy Education, 1(1). Available at: .

Livingstone, S. (2004). Media Literacy and the Challenge of New Information and Communication Technologies, The Communication Review, (7)1, 3-14, doi: 10.1080/10714420490280152.

Session 5

Noula, I. 2019. Digital Citizenship; Citizenship with A Twist? Discussing Citizenship at the Digital Education Turn. London. Media@LSE, London School of Economics and Political Science (ʺLSEʺ), [Accessed: 25 October 2019]. Available from:

Osler, A. 2010. Education for Cosmopolitan Citizenship? A Challenge for the Nation-State. Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Institute of Education., [Accessed: 25 October 2019]. Available from:

Westheimer, J. 2008. No Child Left Thinking: Democracy At-Risk in American Schools. Colleagues. 3(2).

Session 6

Adams, S. 2019. Can AltSchool—The Edtech Startup With $174M From Billionaires Like Zuckerberg And Thiel—Save Itself From Failure? Forbes. [Online]. [Accessed 30 October 2019]. Available from:

Biesta, G. 2015. What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism. European Journal of Education. 50(1), pp.75–87. 3

Franceschin, T. 2017. AltSchool: A Cautionary Tale for Ed Innovators. edu4me. [Online]. [Accessed 30 October 2019]. Available from:

Robinson, K. 2010. Bring on the learning revolution! [Accessed 30 October 2019]. Available from:

 Session 9

Williamson, B. (2016). Political computational thinking: policy networks, digital governance and “learning to code.” Critical Policy Studies, 10(1), 39–58.  

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References and further reading

All the references for the module will be presented here rather than in the individual sessions so that they can be linked to the library catalogue. References are not required reading.

Session One

Bullingham, L. and Vasconcelos, A.C. (2013) 'The presentation of self in the online world': Goffman and the study of online identities. Journal of Information Science, 39 (1). 101 - 112.

Feenberg, A. (2010). Between reason and experience. Between reason and experience : essays in technology and modernity, 181-218.

Goffman, E. (1969). The presentation of self in everyday life. London: Allen Lane.

Hogan, B. (2010) ‘The Presentation of Self in the Age of Social Media: Distinguishing Performances and Exhibitions Online’, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30(6), pp. 377–386. doi: 10.1177/0270467610385893.

Kirschner, P., & De Bruyckere, P. (2017). The myths of the digital native and the multitasker. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67(C), 135–142.

Robinson, L. (2018) The identity curation game: digital inequality, identity work, and emotion management, Information, Communication & Society, 21:5, 661-680, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2017.1411521

Wood, M., Bukowski, W., & Lis, E. (2016). The Digital Self: How Social Media Serves as a Setting that Shapes Youth’s Emotional Experiences. Adolescent Research Review, 1(2), 163–173.

Woolgar, S. (2002) Virtual society? : technology, cyberbole, reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The first chapter can be read online via Google Books:  

Session Two

Bronfenbrenner U. (1979) The ecology of human development. Harvard University Press; Cambridge, MA

Bronfenbrenner, Urie (1992/2005) Ecological Systems Theory. In Urie Bronfenbrenner (Ed.) 2005 Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2001/2005) The Bioecological Theory of Human Development. In Urie Bronfenbrenner (Ed.) 2005 Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Bronfenbrenner, U., & Morris, P. A. (2006). The bioecological model of human development. In W. Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology, Vol. 1: Theoretical models of human development (6th ed., pp. 793–828). New York, NY: John Wiley.

Hall, E.T. (1966) The Hidden Dimension: man’s use of space in public and private London: the Bodley Head

Johnson, G. M. (2010). Internet Use and Child Development: Validation of the Ecological Techno-Subsystem. Educational Technology & Society, 13 (1), 176–185.

Johnson, G. M., & Puplampu, P. (2008). A conceptual framework for understanding the effect of the Internet on child development: The ecological techno-subsystem. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 34, 19-28

Knight, J., & Weedon, A. (2014). Identity and social media. Convergence, 20(3), 257-258. doi:10.1177/1354856514536365

McHale, S. M., Dotterer, A., & Kim, J.-Y. (2009). An Ecological Perspective on the Media and Youth Development. The American Behavioral Scientist, 52(8), 1186–1203. doi:10.1177/0002764209331541

Ofcom (2018) Children and Parents’ Media Use and Attitudes

Additional references from Aisha's journal post

Demicheli, V., Rivetti, A., Debalini, M. G., & Di Peitrantonj, C. (2012). Vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 15(February). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004407.pub3

Gunaratne, K., Coomes, E., & Haghbayan, H. (2019). Temporal trends in anti-vaccine discourse on Twitter. Vaccine, 37(35), 4867–4871.

Hoffman, B., Felter, E., Shensa, A., Hermann, C., Wolynn, T., Williams, D., & Primack, B. (2019). It’s not all about autism: The emerging landscape of anti-vaccination sentiment on Facebook. Vaccine, 37(16), 2216–2223.

Negroponte, N. (1995) Being Digital. London: Coronet.

Session Three (Critical Questions)

Autio, E. (2017). Digitalisation, ecosystems, entrepreneurship, and policy. In M.o.E.A.a. Employment (Ed.). Helsinki: Office of the Prime Minister of Finland. Retrieved from:

boyd, d. (2014). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Buckingham, D. (2019). The media education manifesto. Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Children’s Commissioner 2017. Growing Up Digital. A report of the Growing Up Digital Taskforce [Online]. Children’s Commissioner. [Accessed 30 October 2018]. Available from:

Couldry, N., & Mejias, U. A. (2019). Data Colonialism: Rethinking Big Data’s Relation to the Contemporary Subject. Television & New Media, 20(4), 336–349.  

Dewey, C. (2016, August 19). 98 personal data points that Facebook uses to target ads to youThe Washington Post. Retrieved from  

Fisk, N. W. (2016b). Introduction. In The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Framing Internet safety: The governance of youth online (pp. 1–16). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Gilliard, C. (2017, August). Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms. Educause Review. Retrieved from

Juvonen, J., Graham, S. and Schuster, M.A. 2003. Bullying Among Young Adolescents: The Strong, the Weak, and the Troubled. Pediatrics. 112.

Kampmark, B. (2019, January 31). “Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter”: Censorship Tendencies in Social Media. Counterpunch. Retrieved from

Livingstone, S., Byrne, J., Carr, J. 2016. One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights, Innocenti Discussion Papers no. 2016-01, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, Florence. Available online

Livingstone, S., and Haddon, L. (2009) Introduction. In S. Livingstone and L. Haddon (Eds.), Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children (1-15). Bristol: The Policy Press.

Livingstone, S., Stoilova, M., & Nandagiri, R. (2019). Children’s data and privacy online. Growing up in a digital age. Retrieved from

Skog, D.A., Wimelius, H. & Sandberg, J. Bus Inf Syst Eng (2018) 60: 431.

Tufekci, Z. (2017). We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads. Retrieved from

Vaidhyanathan, S. (2012). The googlization of everything: (And why we should worry). Retrieved from  

van Dijk, J., & Hacker, K. (2003). The Digital Divide as a Complex and Dynamic Phenomenon. The Information Society19(4), 315–326.

Watters, A. (2013, October 17). Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money. Retrieved October 7, 2019, from Hack Education website:


Session Four (Media Literacy)

Alvermann, D.E. and Hagood, M.C. 2000. Critical Media Literacy: Research, Theory, and Practice in “New Times”. The Journal of Educational Research. 93(3), pp.193–205.

boyd, danah 2018. You think you want media literacy. Do you? Medium. [Online]. [Accessed 15 August 2019]. Available from:

Buckingham, D. 2006. Defining digital literacy. What do young people need to know about digital media? Digital Kompetanse: Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. 1(4), pp.263–276. Available online 

Buckingham, D. 2019. The media education manifesto. Cambridge, UK; Medford, MA: Polity Press.

Common Sense Media 2011. Digital Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century: Educating, Empowering, and Protecting America’s Kids. San Francisco, CA: Common Sense Media.  Available online

Kellner, D. and Share, J. 2007. Critical media literacy is not an option. Learning Inquiry. 1(1), pp.59–69.  Available online

Livingstone, S. 2004. What is media literacy? Intermedia. 32(3), pp.18–20.

Session Five (Digital Citizenship)

Banaji, S. and Buckingham, D. 2013. The civic web: young people, the Internet and civic participation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Barassi, V. 2019. Datafied Citizens in the Age of Coerced Digital Participation. Sociological Research Online. 24(3), pp.414–429.

Coleman, S. 2006. Digital voices and analogue citizenship Bridging the gap between young people and the democratic process. Public Policy Research. 13(4).

Common Sense Education and Bezos Family Foundation 2017. Digital Citizenship & Social and Emotional Learning. [Accessed 12 January 2017]. Available from:  

Digital Citizenship Summit 2016. The Digital Citizenship Summit (#digcit) mission. [Accessed 24 November 2016]. Available from:  

Emejulu, A. and McGregor, C. 2016. Towards a radical digital citizenship in digital education. Critical Studies in Education., pp.1–17.

Hintz, A. and Brown, I. 2017. Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Enabling Digital Citizenship? The Reshaping of Surveillance Policy After Snowden. International Journal of Communication. 11(20).

Isin, E.F. and Ruppert, E. 2015. Being digital citizens. London, UK ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Livingstone, S. and Third, A. 2017. Children and young people’s rights in the digital age: An emerging agenda. New Media & Society. 19(5), pp.657–670.

Mihailidis, P. and Thevenin, B. 2013. Media Literacy as a Core Competency for Engaged Citizenship in Participatory Democracy. American Behavioral Scientist. 57(11), pp.1611–1622.

Ohler, J. 2011. Digital Citizenship Means Character Education for the Digital Age. Kappa Delta Pi Record. 47(sup1), pp.25–27.

Ribble, M. and Bailey, G.D. 2007. Digital citizenship in schools 1st ed. Eugene, Or: International Society for Technology in Education.

Scheerens, J. (ed.). 2009. Informal learning of active citizenship at school: an international comparative study in seven European countries. Dordrecht: Springer.

Session Six (Education in the Digital Age)

Chouliaraki, L. 1996. Regulative Practices in a ‘Progressivist’ Classroom: ‘Good Habits’ as a ‘Disciplinary Technology’. Language and Education. 10(2–3), pp.103–118.

Frau-Meigs, D. and Hibbard, L. 2016. Education 3.0 and Internet Governance: A New Global Alliance for Children and Young People’s Sustainable Digital Development.

Livingstone, S.M. and Sefton-Green, J. 2016. The class: living and learning in the digital age. New York: New York University Press.

Selwyn, N. 2014. Distrusting educational technology: critical questions for changing times. New York; London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Selwyn, N. 2016. Minding our language: why education and technology is full of bullshit … and what might be done about it. Learning, Media and Technology. 41(3), pp.437–443.

Selwyn, N. and Facer, K. 2014. The sociology of education and digital technology: past, present and future. Oxford Review of Education. 40(4), pp.482–496.

Shipp, J. and Noula, I. 2017. What’s the point of “digital education”? Education, citizenship and sustainable digital lives. Media Policy Project Blog. [Online]. [Accessed 24 November 2017]. Available from:

Watters, A. 2016. Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking. Hack Eduaction. [Online]. [Accessed 19 November 2017]. Available from:

Williamson, B. 2017. Big data in education: the digital future of learning, policy and practice 1st edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.



Session Eight

Bijker, W. and Pinch, T. 1987. The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts: Or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other. In: Bijker, W., et al. eds. The Social Constructions of Technological Systems. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp.17-47.

Bijker, W.E. 1987. The Social Construction of Bakelike: Toward a Theory of Invention. In: Bijker, W., et al. eds. The Social Constructions of Technological Systems. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp.159- 187.

Burnard, P. and Dragovic, T. 2015. Collaborative creativity in instrumental group music learning as a site for enhancing pupil wellbeing. Cambridge Journal of Education. 45(3), pp.371-392.

Burnard, P. and Younker, B. 2004. Problem-Solving and Creativity: Insights from Students’ Individual Composing Pathways. International Journal of Music Education. 22(1), pp.59-76.

Clayton, N. 2002. SCOT: Does It Answer? Technology and Culture. 43(2), pp.351-360.

Cole, M. and Engeström, Y. 2001. A cultural-historical approach to distributed cognition. In: Salomon, G. ed. Distributed Cognitions: Psychological and Educational Considerations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-46.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. 1997. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. New York: HarperPerennial.

Davydov, V. 1999. The Content and Unsolved Problems of Activity Theory. In: Engeström, Y., et al. eds. Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.39-51.

Engeström, Y. 1999. Activity Theory and Individual and Social Transformation. In: Engeström, Y., et al. eds. Perspectives on Activity Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.19-38.

Engeström, Y. 2006. Activity Theory and Expansive Design. Theories and Practice of Interaction Design. [Online]. pp.3-23. Available from:

Engeström, Y. and Miettinen, R. 1999. Introduction. In: Engeström, Y., et al. eds. Perspectives on activity theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.1-16.

Gardner, H. 1983. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: BasicBooks.

Hatch, T. and Gardner, H. 2001. Finding cognition in the classroom: an expanded view of human intelligence. In: Salomon, G. ed. Distributed Cognitions: Psychological and Educational Considerations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.164-187.

Jewitt, C. 2006. Technology, Literacy and Learning: A multimodal approach. New York: Routledge.

Kumpulainen, K., Wray, D. 2002. Classroom Interaction and Social Learning. London: Routledge Falmer.

Lajoie, S. 1993. Computer Environments as Cognitive Tools for Enhancing Learning. In: Lajoie, S. and Derry, S. eds. Computers as Cognitive Tools. Hove and London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lave, J. and Wenger, E. 1991. Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mooney, J. 2011. Frameworks and affordances: Understanding the tools of music-making. Journal of Music, Technology and Education. 3(2-3), pp.141-154.

Norman, D. 1998. The Design of Everyday Things. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Papert, S. 1993. Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Paynter, J. 1989. The Challenge of Creativity. British Journal of Music Education. 6(2), pp.235-237.

Paynter, J. 2006. The Role of Creativity in the School Music Curriculum (1977). In: Mills, J., Paynter, J. ed. Thinking and Making: selections from the writings of John Paynter on music in education. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.34-38.

Paynter, J., Aston, P. 1970. Sound and Silence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pea, R. 1985. Beyond Amplification: Using the Computer to Reorganize Mental Functioning. Educational Psychologist. 20(4), pp.167-182.

Pea, R. 2001. Practices of distributed intelligence and designs for education. In: Salomon, G. ed. Distributed Cognitions: Psychological and Educational Considerations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.47-87.

Session Nine

Agalianos, A., Noss, R. and G. Whitty, G. (2001) “Logo in Mainstream Schools: The Struggle over the Soul of an Educational Innovation”, British journal of sociology of education.. 22/4: 479-500.

Agalianos, A. Whitty, G. and Noss., R, (2006) “The Social Shaping of Logo” Social studies of science. 36/2 241-267

Bracke, E., & Bradshaw, C. (2017). The impact of learning Latin on school pupils: a review of existing data. The Language Learning Journal, 1–11.

Buckingham, D. (2015). Defining digital literacy - What do young people need to know about digital media? Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 10, 21–35.

Canale, M. and M. Swain. 1980. ‘Theoretical Bases of Communicative Approaches to Second Language Teaching and Testing’. Applied Linguistics 1/1: 1–47.

Hague, C. and S. Payton (2010). ‘Digital literacy across the Curriculum‘. Slough, Futurelab.

Hawkridge, D. (1990a). Who needs computers in schools, and why? Computers & Education, 15(1), 1–6.

Hawkridge, D. (1990b). Computers in Third World schools: the example of China. British Journal of Educational Technology, 21(1), 4–20.

Mcdougall, J., Readman, M., & Wilkinson, P. (2018). The uses of (digital) literacy. Learning, Media and Technology, 43(3), 263–279.

Neumann, M., Finger, G., & Neumann, D. (2017). A Conceptual Framework for Emergent Digital Literacy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 45(4), 471–479.

Odongo, M. (2013). Development, implementation and evaluation of a computer plus talk teaching sequence to improve students’ understanding of chemical rate of reaction: a Ugandan case study. University of Leeds. Available online

Papert, S. (1980) Mindstorms : children, computers and powerful ideas Brighton. Harvester Press.

Papert S. (1991) “Computer Criticism vs. Technocentric Thinking” available at:

Papert, S (1999) “What is Logo and Who Needs It? ” : the introduction (pages iv to xvi) to “Logo Philosophy and Implementation”, a downloadable book available at:

Papert, S. (2005). You Can’t Think About Thinking Without Thinking About Thinking About Something. Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education 5/3, pp. 366-367. AACE.

Shute, V., Sun, C., & Asbell-Clarke, J. (2017). Demystifying computational thinking. Educational Research Review, 22, 142–158.

Threlfall, J.,N. Nelson,, and A. Walker. 2007. Report to QCA on an investigation of the construct relevance of sources of difficulty in the Key Stage 3 ICT tests. London: Qualifications and Curriculum Agency Available online

Walker, S. A. 2007. ‘What Does it Mean to Be Good at ICT?’ School of Education Research Conference, University of Leeds 14th May 2007. Available online from British Education Index

Walker, A. and White, G. Technology Enhanced Language Learning: connecting theory and practice Oxford: Oxford University Press

Williamson, B. (2016). Political computational thinking: policy networks, digital governance and “learning to code.” Critical Policy Studies, 10(1), 39–58.  

This list was last updated on 19/11/2019