Multiliteracies in Motion: Current Theory and Practice

Multiliteracies in Motion: Current Theory and Practice

by David R. Cole
     
 

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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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415801560
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/13/2009
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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