To Connect and be Heard : Informal Dimension of School Mealtimes Represented by Students’ Self-initiated YouTube Videos

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Janhonen , K & Mäkelä , J 2022 , ' To Connect and be Heard : Informal Dimension of School Mealtimes Represented by Students’ Self-initiated YouTube Videos ' , Young , vol. 30 , no. 1 , 11033088211015802 , pp. 39-56 . https://doi.org/10.1177/11033088211015802

Title: To Connect and be Heard : Informal Dimension of School Mealtimes Represented by Students’ Self-initiated YouTube Videos
Author: Janhonen, Kristiina; Mäkelä, Johanna
Contributor organization: Department of Education
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Teacher Education
Date: 2022-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Young
ISSN: 1103-3088
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/11033088211015802
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/341159
Abstract: This qualitative observational study examines Finnish students' self-initiated YouTube videos of school mealtimes, leaning theoretically on childhood sociology and social constructionist philosophy. Conceptualization of formal and informal dimensions of school mealtimes supported an examination of social media as a tool for children and young people for creative content production and expressions of agency, while acknowledging how their activities challenged formal rules and restrictions. The study shows how YouTube enabled students to construct cool and fun spaces within school mealtimes and provided them ways to voice their opinions of its formal contents. However, the publicity of social media resulted also with collisions between formal and informal dimensions, as the differing norms of online and offline contexts clashed. Overall, results illustrate social meanings of school mealtimes for students, their expressions of agency in relation to institutional boundaries and YouTube as a pathway for children and young people to connect and be heard.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Observational study
YouTube
children and young people
primary and secondary school students
school mealtimes
informal dimension
agency
SOCIAL MEDIA
YOUNG
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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