Pedagogy of Multiliteracies

Author: Heather Lotherington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136644210
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2012! Based on case studies from public schools in Toronto, Canada, this book chronicles an inspiring five-year journey to develop thinking about and teaching literacy for the 21st century. The research, which was classroom-based and developed by public school teachers in collaboration with university researchers, was stimulated by an ethnographic study at Joyce Public School to track children learning to read in an era of multiliteracies. Following the kindergarteners’ interest in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Lotherington asked the principal: What would Goldilocks look like, retold through the eyes of the children? The resulting classroom experiment to transform learning to read a storybook into multimodal collaborative story-telling sparked the development of an award-winning school-university learning community dedicated to the development of multimodal literacies in the culturally diverse, urban classroom. Pedagogy of Multiliteracies tells the evolving story of teachers’ trial-and-error interventions to engage children in multiple modes of expression involving structured play with contemporary media. Using the complex texts created, the teachers carve spaces to welcome the voices of children and the languages of the community into the English-medium classroom.

New Literacies and Teacher Learning

Author: Michele Knobel
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 1433129116
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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New Literacies and Teacher Learning examines the complexities of teacher professional development today in relation to new literacies and digital technologies, set within the wider context of strong demands for teachers to be innovative and to improve students’ learning outcomes. Contributors hail from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, Mexico, Norway, and the U.S., and work in a broad range of situations, grade levels, activities, scales, and even national contexts. Projects include early year education through to adult literacy education and university contexts, describing a range of approaches to taking up new literacies and digital technologies within diverse learning practices. While the authors present detailed descriptions of using various digital resources like movie editing software, wikis, video conferencing, Twitter, and YouTube, they all agree that digital «stuff» – while important – is not the central concern. Instead, what they foreground in their discussions are theory-informed pedagogical orientations, collaborative learning theories, the complexities of teachers’ workplaces, and young people’s interests. Thus, a key premise in this collection is that teaching and learning are about deep engagement, representing meanings in a range of ways. These include acknowledging relationships and knowledge; thinking critically about events, phenomena, and processes; and participating in valued social and cultural activities. The book shows how this kind of learning doesn’t simply occur in a one-off session, but takes time, commitment, and multiple opportunities to interact with others, to explore, play, make mistakes, and get it right.

The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

Author: Jennifer Rowsell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317510615
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies offers a comprehensive view of the field of language and literacy studies. With forty-three chapters reflecting new research from leading scholars in the field, the handbook pushes at the boundaries of existing fields and combines with related fields and disciplines to develop a lens on contemporary scholarship and emergent fields of inquiry. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: The foundations of literacy studies Space-focused approaches Time-focused approaches Multimodal approaches Digital approaches Hermeneutic approaches Making meaning from the everyday Co-constructing literacies with communities This is the first handbook of literacy studies to recognise new trends and evolving trajectories together with a focus on radical epistemologies of literacy. The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies is an essential reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and language and literacy.

Teaching Young Learners in a Superdiverse World

Author: Heather Lotherington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317233905
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book documents a collaborative action research project in one school where researchers and practitioners worked together to develop multimodal literacies and pedagogies for diverse, multilingual elementary classrooms. Following chronologically from Lotherington’s Pedagogy of Multiliteracies (2011), this volume picks up after teachers and researchers have learned how to work efficiently as a learning community to offer project-based learning approaches. This edited collection relates how teachers and students of different grade levels, language backgrounds, and abilities developed a shared agenda and created a framework for effective and inclusive practices. Contributors demonstrate that collaboration, creative pedagogical solutions and innovative project-based learning are all essential parts of learning and teaching socially appropriate and responsive literacies in a multimodal, superdiverse world.

Mixed Methods in der empirischen Bildungsforschung

Author: Michaela Gläser-Zikuda
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3830924852
Format: PDF, Docs
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Im Sinne forschungsmethodischer Triangulation und in Orientierung an Mixed-Model-Designs finden sich in der empirischen Bildungsforschung seit einigen Jahren vermehrt Studien, die eine Kombination qualitativer und quantitativer Instrumente und Analysen im Sinne eines gemeinsamen Forschungsansatzes realisieren. Vor diesem Hintergrund wurden im Rahmen der 74. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF) 2010 in Jena zentrale methodologische Fragen und vielfältige empirische Studien präsentiert und diskutiert. Der vorliegende Band greift diese Diskussion auf und spannt einen exemplarischen Bogen von den forschungsmethodischen Grundlagen und Perspektiven bis hin zu konkreten Anwendungsbeispielen aus der empirischen Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung sowie der Lehrerbildungsforschung.

Modern German Grammar

Author: Ruth Whittle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134859147
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Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Handbuch Stadtsoziologie

Author: Frank Eckardt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531941127
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Das Handbuch bietet einen umfassenden Überblick zur Stadtsoziologie. Zunächst werden die wesentlichen Ausgangspunkte dargestellt (von Weber über Simmel zu Giddens). Anschließend werden die wesentlichen konzeptionellen Debatten nachgezeichnet: Von den "Mega-Cities" zur "Eigenlogik von Städten", um darauf folgend die Themenfelder der Stadtsoziologie - von "Gentrification" bis zu den "Schrumpfenden Städten" - zu analysieren.