Cloonan, Anne 2009, The changing face of literacy policy in Victoria, in AARE 2008 : Changing climates : education for sustainable futures, Australian Association for Research in Education, Coldstream, Vic., pp. 1-19.
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In the transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century, literacy has undergone a fundamental change in the shift from page to screen as the dominant basis for communication. In a communications environment characterised by multimodality - integration of modes of linguistic, visual, audio, gestural and spatial modes of meaning - young people require a broadened repertoire of literacy capacities. Educational authorities with responsibility for literacy policy have responded in terms of curriculum, and assessment advice within a context of rapidly changing forms of multimodal communication. This paper details the early twenty-first century response of one educational authoríty, the Department of Education, Victoria, in reviewing early years literacy curriculum and assessment in light of the rapid developments in digital communications.
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130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
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