Connecting with Millennials: Using Tag Clouds to Build a Folksonomy from Key Home Economics Documents

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Title Connecting with Millennials: Using Tag Clouds to Build a Folksonomy from Key Home Economics Documents
Author Pendergast, Donna Lee
Journal Name Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Editor Sharon A DeVaney
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Abstract Coinciding with the celebration of the centennial of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) in 2008 and the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences in 2009, several celebratory events have taken place and a number of artifacts produced. These serve as a permanent legacy and historical account of the attainment of the centennial. In this study, selected artifacts are analyzed and presented using a contemporary tool that connects specifically with the multiliteracy capabilities of the emerging generation in schools, tertiary institutions and new entrants in the workforce—the Millennials—who are the future generation of home economists. Through the use of tag clouds evidence of the emergence of a folksonomy of terms associated with the field is apparent, featuring words such as: profession, social, life, and future.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 38
Issue Number 3
Page from 289
Page to 302
ISSN 1077-727X
Date Accessioned 2010-07-01
Date Available 2011-03-08T06:49:07Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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