Funds of knowledge 2.0: towards digital funds of identity

Poole, Adam (2017) Funds of knowledge 2.0: towards digital funds of identity. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 13 . pp. 50-59. ISSN 2210-6561

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Abstract

This article builds on the growing work on Funds of Identity by offering a conceptualisation of identity in relation to Vygotsky's concept of perezhivanie which is then situated within the discourse on digital identities. I also suggest how teachers and researchers could use avatars, digital representations of online users, as an identity text for drawing on and constructing students' Funds of Identity. In order to illustrate this approach, I briefly sketch an ongoing class-based research project called The Avatar Project. Overall, this article reaffirms and develops the argument that the Funds of Identity approach is an evolution of Funds of Knowledge. This thesis is encapsulated in the phrase, digital Funds of Identity: Funds of Knowledge 2.0.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Funds of Identity; Digital identities; Funds of Knowledge; Avatars
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.lcsi.2017.02.002
Depositing User: Poole, Adam
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 07:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47426

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