A Study of Media Influences on the Learning Strategies of Students in the First Years of Secondary School by Means of "Subtexts"

  • Anja Kraus Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Keywords: subtexts of lessons at school, habitus, learning strategies, strategies of learning, documentary method


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. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0703117


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Anja Kraus, Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Anja KRAUS, assistant professor for educational science at Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg. Her work focuses on school development research. She studied educational science and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and art education at the Universität der Künste Berlin. For more information about her current research-project see http://www.body-bytes.de/tma/subtext/.
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