The Mediated Learning Process: Children as Digital Brokers

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Furthermore, in a new cultural environment, it is often a challenge for the older generation of immigrants to become acclimatized to the cultural landscape of the new society. Thus, children and teenagers often shoulder the responsibility of mediating the new culture for their parents, and facilitating their transition and adaptation within the new environment. This process of cultural mediation, or brokering, most frequently involves linguistic and bureaucratic brokering, but it is not limited to these aspects. In the case of immigrants in the United States and other similar media-saturated environments, a vital dimension of children’s cultural brokering also refers to the intergenerational transmission of technological and digital literacy skills, which are increasingly necessary for a full participation in the new cultural spectrum that characterizes technologically progressive societies.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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