The integration of popular culture into education is a pervasive theme at all educational levels and in all subject areas. Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education explores how ‘popular culture’ and ‘education’ come together and interact in research and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective. The international case studies in this edited volume address issues related to:

    • how popular culture ‘teaches’ our students and what they learn from it outside the classroom
    • how popular culture connects education to students’ lives
    • how teachers ‘use’ popular culture in educational settings
    • how far teachers should shape what students learn from engagement with popular culture in school
    • how teacher educators can help teachers integrate popular culture into their teaching

Providing vivid accounts of students, teachers and teacher educators, and drawing out the pedagogical implications of their work, this book will appeal to teachers and teacher educators who are searching for practical answers to the questions that the integration of popular culture into education poses for their work.

chapter 1|8 pages

Popular culture in informal and formal education

ByPhil Benson, Alice Chik

part |44 pages

Popular culture outside the classroom

chapter 2|15 pages

Popular culture as education

How it teaches and how we learn
ByPhil Benson

chapter 3|14 pages

Millennial kids in Hong Kong

Lifeworlds and popular culture
ByNicola Yelland

chapter 4|13 pages

Understanding digital games as educational technologies

Capitalizing on popular culture
ByTom Apperley

part |70 pages

Popular culture in the classroom

chapter 5|14 pages

Media concepts and cultures

Progressing learning from and for everyday life
ByMandy Powell

chapter 6|15 pages

Using social media in popular culture education

ByAlice Chik

chapter 7|13 pages

Popular pedagogical assemblages in the health education classroom

ByDeana Leahy, Emily M. Gray

chapter 8|13 pages

Football for all, organic living and MK culture

Teaching popular culture by turning theory into practice
ByLindsay Miller, Anne Peirson-Smith

chapter 9|13 pages

Tradition empowering the cutting edge

Inspiring students by fusing music from around the world with popular culture
ByAndy Gleadhill

part |71 pages

Popular culture and teacher education

chapter 10|13 pages

The (re-)making of media educators

Teacher identities in changing times
ByDavid Buckingham

chapter 11|13 pages

Designing an engaging English language arts curriculum for English as a foreign language (EFL) students

Capitalizing on popular cultural resources
ByAngel Lin, Tracy Cheung

chapter |15 pages

Graphic novels in the EFL classroom

German teachers' perspectives
ByDaniela Elsner

chapter |14 pages

Negotiating task, text and new literacies in online comic strips

ByMargaret M. Lo

chapter |14 pages

Digital literacy and teacher education

ByJulia Davies, Guy Merchant