Grant from Linnaeus-Palme programme

The Linnaeus-Palme programme accepted to finance a collaboration with UNSAM, University San Martin in Buenos Aires. Argentina.

The project will elaborate on the work “Digital Cultural Consumption and Education” that aims to construct and describe students’ cultural consumption profile upon the assumption that media and technological devices function as socializing agents during children’s leisure and entertainment time. Through a qualitative study, the authors explore the representations and socio-technical practices of public school students of a predominately working class neighborhood situated in the periphery of Buenos Aires city. The outcomes allow them to portray children´s and teenagers’ interests and what they value outside school with the ultimate purpose of making those characteristics visible for teachers.

The research is conducted from a critical perspective drawing from a socio-educational approach grounded in the theory of cultural consumption.