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Editorial: English afloat on a digital sea

Beavis, Catherine, Davies, Julia and Leander, Kevin 2009, Editorial: English afloat on a digital sea, English teaching, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1-7.


Title Editorial: English afloat on a digital sea
Author(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Davies, Julia
Leander, Kevin
Journal name English teaching
Volume number 8
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2009-12-01
ISSN 1175-8708
Summary In the 21st Century, new technologies, in particular interactive multimedia and the internet, challenge many aspects of our teaching practice and assumptions. What counts as knowledge, what counts as literacy, the ways we teach, and even the relationships we form are coloured and reshaped by changing cultural and social practices, such as global commerce and ICTs. These issues, and the relationships between them, need to be considered anew. Two current frames of reference for thinking about these changes and their implications for subject English are the notion of an "information revolution" (Castells 1996) and the changing nature of literacy, with its shift towards multiliteracies, or thinking of literacy as design (New London Group, 2000). Both frames have significant implications for how we conceptualise English curriculum (for example, literacy, texts and assessment), for how we re-imagine English teaching, and for the ways in which we ask students to work with and within digital culture and new media.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C4.1 Letter or note
Copyright notice ©2009, Emerald
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086671

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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