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Teacher agency and participation in professional learning for new literacies

Cloonan, Anne 2015, Teacher agency and participation in professional learning for new literacies, The international journal of adult, community and professional learning, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 15-28.

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Title Teacher agency and participation in professional learning for new literacies
Author(s) Cloonan, AnneORCID iD for Cloonan, Anne orcid.org/0000-0003-0347-1687
Journal name The international journal of adult, community and professional learning
Volume number 22
Issue number 4
Start page 15
End page 28
Total pages 14
Publisher Common Ground
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2015-10-06
ISSN 2328-6318
Keyword(s) literacy teacher agency
student agency
literacy learner agency
teacher professional learning
new literacies
Summary The proliferation of digital technologies is influencing the relational as well as the technological and meaning-making aspects of literacy learning. There is a renewed focus on student learning that promotes agency and enables new literacies mindsets. However a lack of clarity persists as to the form and content of effective professional learning for teachers of new literacies. Combining elements from various models of professional learning to foster teacher agency and participation mobilises transformed processes and conditions. This article draws on literature from the areas of new literacies, student agency and teacher professional learning to argue for approaches to teacher professional learning that support new literacy learning. It explores the characteristics of models of professional learning for teachers; describes a professional learning program offered to teachers of literacy; outlines a mixed methods research study in the form of a survey of participants engaged in the professional learning program; and analyses teacher perceptions of their experiences of professional learning and how key characteristics influenced their learning.
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Common Ground
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30078965

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