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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107578692

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  • With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedegogy in today's new media environment
    • Focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication including oral, visual, gestural and spatial
    • Using real-world examples and illustrations, it emphasises the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107578692
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 177 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus. 96 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part A. The 'Why' of Literacies:
    1. Literacies on a human scale
    2. The purposes of literacies
    Part B. Approaches to Literacies:
    3. Literacies pedagogy
    4. Didactic literacy pedagogy
    5. Authentic literacy pedagogy
    6. Functional literacy pedagogy
    7. Critical literacies pedagogy
    Part C. The 'What' of Literacies:
    8. Literacies as multimodal designs for meaning
    9. Making meaning by reading
    10. Making meaning by writing
    11. Making visual meanings
    12. Making spatial, tactile and gestural meanings
    13. Making audio and oral meanings
    Part D. The 'How' of Literacies:
    14. Literacies to think and to learn
    15. Literacies and learner differences
    16. Literacies' standards and assessment.

  • Authors

    Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois
    Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois.

    Bill Cope, University of Illinois
    Bill Cope is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.

    Eveline Chan, University of New England, Australia
    Eveline Chan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New England.

    Leanne Dalley-Trim, James Cook Univeristy
    Leanne Dalley-Trim is Dean and Acting Head of School in the School of Education at James Cook University, North Queensland.

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