A1 Journal article (refereed)
Media landscapes in school and in free time – two paralel realities? (2008)

Taalas, P., Tarnanen, M., Kauppinen, M., & Pöyhönen, S. (2008). Media landscapes in school and in free time – two paralel realities?. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 3(4), 240-256. https://doi.org/10.18261/issn1891-943x-2008-04-02

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Taalas, Peppi; Tarnanen, Mirja; Kauppinen, Merja; Pöyhönen, Sari

Journal or series: Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy

ISSN: 0809-6724

Publication year: 2008

Volume: 3

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 240-256

Publisher: Universitetsforlaget

Place of Publication: Oslo

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn1891-943x-2008-04-02

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75289


This article is based on an extensive research project (Towards Future Literacy Pedagogies, ToLP1
that deals with the literacy practices of Finnish and immigrant pupils, mother tongue (MT) and
foreign language (FL) teachers. The overall aim of the project is to explore and interpret literacy
practices both in school and out-of-school contexts by employing large-scale quantitative research
approaches as well as qualitative classroom observations and teacher and pupil interviews. In this
article, we will report findings of the comprehensive survey, our specific focus being on the materials and media the teachers and pupils use in school and in their free time. We are interested in
exploring in which ways the media landscapes are either similar or different and to what extent the
digital worlds have reached the language classroom. The results show that there is a growing gap
between the practices in school and the way in which pupils use the various media in their free time
for informal learning and for social existence. It seems that textbooks and other print-based materials dominate at school, whereas a quite dynamic and multilayered digital world is the reality for
pupils outside school.

Keywords: media use

Free keywords: literacy practices; foreing lg and mother tongue; formal and informal learning; learning resources

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