Beyond the workshop : doing multiliteracies with adolescents

Walsh, Christopher 2006, Beyond the workshop : doing multiliteracies with adolescents, English in Australia, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 49-57.

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Title Beyond the workshop : doing multiliteracies with adolescents
Author(s) Walsh, Christopher
Journal name English in Australia
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 49
End page 57
Publisher Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0155-2147
Summary Engaging students’ lifeworlds and the concerns of their communities in globalised, semiotic and information societies is imperative with the complexity of multimodal communication (Lemke 2006) in the ‘new media age’ (Kress 2003). As youth continue to demonstrate their multiliteracies proficiency with new literacies emerging from Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs), education - particularly curriculum and instruction - remains largely focused around monomodal, print-only literacy practices, often ignoring their multiple voices. In New Times (Hall 1996), there has been much rhetoric about the role of education in equipping students for the future. Multiliteracies pedagogy allows individual teachers to reconceptualise pedagogy and curriculum thereby addressing adolescents’ complex and demanding literacy needs (New London Group 1996). This paper presents new and emerging virtual contexts and environments for adolescent literacy instruction highlighting one teacher’s curricular interruptions where Multiliteracies pedagogies replaced the progressive monomodal reading and writing workshop. In conclusion, new perspectives on research related to the education of teachers in the education in post-typographic societies of the 21st century.
Language eng
Field of Research 130106 Secondary Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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