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Creating multimodal metalanguage with teachers

Cloonan, Anne 2011, Creating multimodal metalanguage with teachers, English teaching : practice and critique, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 23-40.

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Title Creating multimodal metalanguage with teachers
Author(s) Cloonan, Anne
Journal name English teaching : practice and critique
Volume number 10
Issue number 4
Start page 23
End page 40
Publisher School of Education, University of Waikato
Place of publication Hamilton, N. Z.
Publication date 2011-12
ISSN 1175-8708
Keyword(s) multimodal literacies
multimodal metalanguage
teacher research
middle years
Summary Curriculum guidelines, including the emergent Australian curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2009-10), indicate expectations that teachers will support their students’ interpretation and creation of multimodal texts. However, English curriculum guidelines are yet to advise on a detailed metalanguage to support teacher and student discussion of the meaning-making dimensions of multimodal texts. Theoretical work on the development of multimodal metalanguage is in its early stages, lacking ready application for use in diverse classroom contexts. This article reports on research into applications of a framework designed to help teachers add depth and breadth to teaching and learning about multimodal meanings through development of a metalanguage (Cope & Kalantzis, 2000). While application of this framework in middle-years classrooms was initially found to be problematic, working in collaboration with teachers this framework was adapted and enriched for classroom use. This resulted in a refined framework which can be used in classrooms for stimulating metalanguage to describe multimodal texts.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042099

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