Literacies

ISBN-10: 1107402190
ISBN-13: 9781107402195
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

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.

The 'Why' of Literacies
Literacies on a human scale
Literacies' purposes
Approaches to Literacies
Didactic literacy
Authentic literacy
Functional literacy
Critical literacies
The 'What' of Literacies
Literacies as multimodal designs for meaning
Making written meanings
Making visual meanings
Making spatial, tactile and gestural meanings
Making audio and oral meanings
The 'How' of Literacies
Literacies to think and to learn
Literacies pedagogy
Literacies and learner differences
Literacies standards and assessment

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