Date of Award

12-2017

Embargo Period

11-30-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) BEd (Primary) (Hons)

Faculty

Education, Business & Science

School

Education

First Advisor

Sherry Hattingh

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori), 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development, 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

Abstract

This case study reports the literacy experiences using Luke and Freebody’s Four Resource Model of reading for a Generation Alpha playing Minecraft. Through this single, descriptive case study the Four Resource Model facets of code breaker, text participant, text user and text analyst were investigated. Data was generated through a community survey, an interview with the Generation Alpha and their guardian, as well as researcher - observations and reflective journal. The data was analysed and interpreted through phenomenological analysis. The results show that Minecraft is not the most popular application and that less children and adolescents game daily compared to previous studies. However, this study proves that each facet of the Four Resource Model for reading emerge during a Generation Alpha’s Minecraft experience.

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