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The visual/verbal nexus: conflating conventional notions of listening

Redpath, Terri and Davis, Diana 2013, The visual/verbal nexus: conflating conventional notions of listening, International journal of literacies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 163-168.

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Title The visual/verbal nexus: conflating conventional notions of listening
Author(s) Redpath, Terri
Davis, Diana
Journal name International journal of literacies
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 163
End page 168
Total pages 6
Publisher Common Ground
Place of publication Champaign, Illinois
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2327-0136
2327-266X
Keyword(s) listening
higher education
multiliteracies
multimodal communication
Summary This paper re-examines the terrain of traditional communication time-based studies in the context of a case study of the communication practices of higher education students in both formal and informal contexts through an online survey and semi-structured phenomenologically focussed interviews. While focussing on the nature of students’ listening behaviour for learning and for leisure, the study explores how ideas and information are mediated in contemporary communication environments which encompass mobile devices, social media, etc. In exploring the nexus between the visual and the verbal, the research probes the ways in which contemporary higher education students navigate the increasingly complex communication environment and questions the capacity of current multiliteracies theories, for example, to engage meaningfully with this less charted terrain. The data suggests that the rapid and pervasive changes due to digital affordances have now positioned listening in a pivotal position alongside the explosive visual communication media. The capacity of our current curricula to respond creatively to the increasingly complex mix of new communication paradigms is open to question.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057958

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Arts and Education
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