Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum

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Overview

What's the problem with literacy at college? How might everyday literacy be harnessed for educational ends?

Based on the first major study of literacy practices in colleges in the UK, this book explores the reading and writing associated with learning subjects across the college curriculum. It investigates literacy practices in which students engage outside of college, and teaching and learning strategies through which these can help support the curriculum. With insightful analyses of innovative practices, it considers ways of changing teaching practices to enable students to draw upon their full potential.

Recent research work has challenged the myth of individual student deficit, arguing cogently that people have ‘funds of knowledge’ from diverse and vibrant cultural roots, and that these have been misguidedly disqualified by the education system. It has claimed that different ‘ways with words’ can provide valuable resources for learning. However, the empirical exploration of this claim has lagged far behind the theoretical debate. Improving Learning in College resolves this by showing the integrity and richness of the literacy practices of a significant population, not previously the focus of such research: those who take vocational and academic college courses in colleges. It addresses an issue which has not until now been developed within this research tradition: that of how these practices can not only be valued and validated, but mobilised and harnessed to enhance learning in educational settings.

This book will interest all teachers, teacher-educators and researchers concerned with post-compulsory education and vocational education in compulsory schooling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415469128
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Series: Improving Learning Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roz Ivanic (Lancaster Literacy Research Centre), Richard Edwards (The Stirling Institute of Education), David Barton (Lancaster Literacy Research Centre) and Marilyn Martin-Jones (MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, Birmingham School of Education) were the directors of the two Teaching and Learning Research Programme projects on Literacies for Learning in Further Education. The authors have researched and written extensively on literacy as a social practice, on post-school education and lifelong learning, on education in multilingual contexts, and on linking research and practice.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: What Are The Issues? 1. Literacies as a resource for learning in college Part 2: What Does The Research Tell Us? 2. What students do with reading and writing in their everyday lives 3. Ways of understanding literacy practices 4. Literacies across the college curriculum 5. Comparisons across contexts: The textual mediation of learning on Childcare courses Part 3: What Are The Implications? 6. Making a difference: The conception, implementation and analysis of changes in practice 7. Recontextualizing the research: Bilingual literacies for learning in Wales 8. Conceptualizing the interface between everyday and curriculum literacy practices 9. Implications for learning in college and beyond

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