Post-Literacy and Baudrillard: Reconceptualising Generation, Culture and Knowledge

Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs
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Jean Baudrillard's concepts of simulacra, hyperreality and implosion, and seducation helps the author to re-conceptualise visual literacy as post-Literacy in order to begin to explore notions of changing generations.

The understandings of the 'new' generations' worldviews, inclusing their disengaging of reality and their engagement with media, are explored through the lens of post-Literacy. The move to post-Literate understandings is linked to a reconceptualizing of generation, culture and knowledge within formal educational contexts. The linking of this framework to the creative knowledge economy provides an innovative context in which the social sciences can become more transdisciplinary.

Keywords: Post-literacy, Generation, Baudrillard, Creative Knowledge Economy, Transdisciplinary
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Creative Enterprise Program Leader, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, Central Queensland University
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Bernadette is employed as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education at Central Queensland University in Queensland, Australia where she works closely with creative industry professionals, pre-service education studemts and the local school and business communities. These partnerships are to help regional, rural communities to make sense of the impact of the creative knowledge economy. Bernadette is particularly fond of popular culture and media discourses and how they different generational understandings are constructed.

Ref: I06P0062