Mediatization and Learning Processes

  • Thomas Johansson
  • Marcus Herz
Part of the Young People and Learning Processes in School and Everyday Life book series (YPLP, volume 1)


This chapter directs our attention at the media and young people’s consumption. We are primarily interested in what key concepts can help us untangle young people’s ways of relating to and using the media. Initially, we will focus on more general changes and transformations in society and in the media industry. The recent media revolution has been described as something spectacular and decisive. We will therefore explore the acceleration thesis and connect to and discuss the concept of mediatization. We will explore how acceleration, mediatization and generational changes can be tied together. A key concept in this book is learning processes. Is it possible to talk about new learning processes today, and what is the relationship between these processes and school, as well as between learning processes and the rest of life?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Johansson
    • 1
  • Marcus Herz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Education, Communication and LearningUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Social WorkMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

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