A Study of Media Influences on the Learning Strategies of Students in the First Years of Secondary School by Means of "Subtexts"
Students' lives are more and more influenced by the media (e.g. television and the Internet). These influences often extend to the learning strategies they use in school. To explore these influences further, the author used a method developed for the task to collect "subtexts" (comments students make to themselves during regular classroom lessons). These "subtexts" were collected during lessons in a 6th grade classroom and were subsequently analyzed using the documentary method (BOHNSACK, 2003). It was found that some of the collected "subtexts" were modeled on media prototypes, with these prototypes eventually influencing the learning strategies employed by the students. This relationship is explored.
subtexts of lessons at school; habitus; learning strategies; strategies of learning; documentary method