Popular culture : a resource for writing in secondary English classrooms

McClenaghan, Douglas and Doecke, Brenton 2005, Popular culture : a resource for writing in secondary English classrooms, in Effective learning and teaching of writing : a handbook of writing in education, Kluwer Academic, New York, N.Y., pp.121-130.

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Title Popular culture : a resource for writing in secondary English classrooms
Author(s) McClenaghan, Douglas
Doecke, Brenton
Title of book Effective learning and teaching of writing : a handbook of writing in education
Editor(s) Rijlaarsdam, Gert
van den Bergh, Huub
Couzijn, Michel
Publication date 2005
Series Studies in writing; v.14
Chapter number 9
Total chapters 40
Start page 121
End page 130
Total pages 10
Publisher Kluwer Academic
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) writing pedagogy
english teaching
popular culture
cultural studies
Summary This chapter explores how a secondary English teacher working with students aged 14-15 enabled them to use their popular culture practices as a resource for writing. The chapter provides examples of conventional classroom situations in which this teacher created a space for students to bring their own semiotic resources to bear on the curriculum. It argues the need for English teachers to become sensitized to the complex literacy practices in which their students engage outside school and to the ways these practices are bound up with their social relationships and sense of identity. The discussion challenges conventional understandings of ‘reading’, ‘writing’, ‘speaking’, and ‘listening’ as components of the English curriculum, arguing that a more contemporary understanding of literacy must take into account the multi-modal practices in which students engage in beyond school.
Notes Book is a revision of: Effective teaching and learning of writing. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 1996
ISBN 1402027397
9781402027390
Edition 2nd
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2005, Kluwer Academic
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