Multiliteracies in Motion: Current Theory and Practice

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The realities of new technological and social conditions since the 1990s demand a new approach to literacy teaching. Looking onward from the original statement of aims of the multiliteracies movement in 1996,
this volume brings together top-quality scholarship and research that has embraced the notion and features new contributions by many of the originators of this approach to literacy.

Drawing on large research projects and empirical ...

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Overview

The realities of new technological and social conditions since the 1990s demand a new approach to literacy teaching. Looking onward from the original statement of aims of the multiliteracies movement in 1996,
this volume brings together top-quality scholarship and research that has embraced the notion and features new contributions by many of the originators of this approach to literacy.

Drawing on large research projects and empirical evidence, the authors explore practical and educational issues that relate to multiliteracies, such as assessment, pedagogy and curriculum. The viewpoint taken is that multiliteracies is a complementary socio-cultural approach to the new literacies that includes pedagogy and learning. The differences are addressed from a multiliteracies perspective - one that does not discount or undermine the new literacies, but shows new ways in which they are complementary.

Computers and the internet are transforming the way we work and communicate and the very notion of literacy itself. This volume offers frontline information and a vital update for those wishing to understand the evolution of multiliteracies and the current state of literacy theory in relation to it.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…the authors featured in this collection present a compelling argument for change in educational practices, which would enable students to acquire skills that are appropriate to the complex demands of their everyday lives, while allowing them to utilize the multiliteracy skills they already possess….For educators, the collected essays in Multiliteracies in Motion offer a thought-provoking examination of the meaning of literacy in the world today."—Afterimage

"Multiliteracies in Motion: Current theory and practice makes an excellent contribution to understanding the nature of literacy in the 21st century....[the book] opens up our minds to change and introduces us to the challenge of emerging media and diverse ways of teaching literacy. Readers will discover new insights, prompted by the research and thinking of this diverse collection of scholarship."—University of Technology, Sydney

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415801560
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David R. Cole is Senior Lecturer in English & Pedagogy, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Darren Pullen is Lecturer in ICT, Health Science and Professional Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Theo van Leeuwen van Leeuwen, Theo Gunther Kress Kress, Gunther

1 Introduction to Multiliteracies in Motion: Current Theory and Practice David R. Cole Cole, David R. Darren L. Pullen Pullen, Darren L. 1

Pt. I Classrooms and Multiliteracies in Motion 15

2 Uncritical Framing: Lesson and Knowledge Structure in School Science Beryl Exley Exley, Beryl Allan Luke Luke, Allan 17

3 Image, Genre, Voice, and the Making of the School-literate Child: Lessons from Multiliteracy Teaching in China Bette Zhang Bin Bin, Bette Zhang Peter Freebody Freebody, Peter 42

4 Introducing Multimodal Literacy to Young Children Learning English as a Second Language (ESL) Len Unsworth Unsworth, Len Robyn Bush Bush, Robyn 59

Pt. II Multiliteracies Theory in Motion 85

5 New Media, New Learning Bill Cope Cope, Bill Mary Kalantzis Kalantzis, Mary 87

6 Multiliteracies and the Agency Involved with Computer Operations in Education David R. Cole Cole, David R. Darren L. Pullen Pullen, Darren L. 105

7 Multiliteracies and the Politics of Desire David R. Cole Cole, David R. 124

Pt. III The Pedagogy of Multiliteracies in Motion 139

8 Using the Principles of Multiliteracies to Inform Pedagogical Change Geoff Bull Bull, Geoff Michele Anstey Anstey, Michele 141

9 Disrupting Traditions: Teachers Negotiating Multiliteracies and Digital Technologies Elizabeth Petroelje Stolle Stolle, Elizabeth Petroelje Gustavo E. Fischman Fischman, Gustavo E. 160

10 Using Multiliteracies to Facilitate Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Classroom Louanne Ione Smolin Smolin, Louanne Ione Kimberly Lawless Lawless, Kimberly 173

Pt. lV Multiliteracies in Practice 189

11 Multiliteracies and AssessmentPractice Ian Brown Brown, Ian Lori Lockyer Lockyer, Lori Peter Caputi Caputi, Peter 191

12 Young Australians Reading in a Digital World Jennifer Rennie Rennie, Jennifer Annette Patterson Patterson, Annette 207

13 Multiliteracies: Resources for Meaning-making in the Secondary English Classroom Douglas McClenaghan McClenaghan, Douglas Brenton Doecke Doecke, Brenton 224

14 A Virtual School for Rethinking Learning Julie Faulkner Faulkner, Julie Gloria Latham Latham, Gloria 239

Afterword Donna E. Alvermann Alvermann, Donna E. 256

Contributors 259

Index 265

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