Navigating 21st Century multimodal textual environments: a case study of digital literacy

Wells, Muriel and Lyons, Damien 2016, Navigating 21st Century multimodal textual environments: a case study of digital literacy. In Keengwe, J, Mbae, J and Onchwari, G (ed), Handbook of research on global issues in next-generation teachereducation, IGI Global, Hersey P.A., pp.43-61.

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Title Navigating 21st Century multimodal textual environments: a case study of digital literacy
Author(s) Wells, Muriel
Lyons, Damien
Title of book Handbook of research on global issues in next-generation teachereducation
Editor(s) Keengwe, J
Mbae, J
Onchwari, G
Publication date 2016
Series Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 20
Start page 43
End page 61
Total pages 18
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hersey P.A.
Keyword(s) digital literacy
early literacy
children's writing
creating digital texts
visual literacy
Summary In the 21st century young people live and learn in a technological world that is fast paced and in a constant state of change. As technology becomes more and more accessible outside of the classroom,educators are challenged to re-consider the literacy skills required to be successfully literate. Enacting literacy teaching and learning in and for the 21st century requires teachers to update their pedagogicalknowledge, skills and contextual understanding of the world children live and learn in. This chapter offers a brief overview of the Australian Curriculum, locating it within a 21st century learning discourse.The authors interpret and analyse one young student’s creation of a digital text in a movie modality. Attention is paid to how the case study teacher created meaningful digital literacy learning experiences and opportunities for children to create and interact in social, multimodal textual environments, both within and beyond the school.
Notes This case study of digital literacy in the early years is based on research with a range of schools through the STAR project. STAR was a study into "Supporting Teachers as Action Researchers".
ISBN 1466699485
Edition 1st
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Lote, Esl and Tesol)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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