Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

Multiple literacies: implications for changed pedagogy

Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

Alyson Simpson [+-]
University of Sydney
Alyson Simpson is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate pre-service teacher programs and supervises research candidates studying in the area of literacy / English education. Her research projects have examined designs for elearning and concepts of visual literacy in higher education and primary schools. She is the co-author of Children’s Literature and Computer Based Teaching, Oxford University Press: London (2005) and author of Reading Under the Covers: Helping Children to Choose Books, Primary English Teaching Association: Newtown (2008).
Maureen Walsh
Australian Catholic University

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This chapter is written at a time when heads of government use mobile technologies to reach the public via instant messages and when school children deal comfortably with multiple simultaneous modes of communication (more often at home than at school). Developments in digital and mobile technology have contributed to radical changes in communication, and these developments have significant implications for the definition of literacy in the twenty-first century and for its applications within educational contexts. As new technologies enable classrooms to be connected, not only via corridors, but also by networks of electronic pathways, this chapter aims to show how the social context of school and concepts of literacy have been significantly altered.

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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen. Multiple literacies: implications for changed pedagogy. Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 24 - 39 Nov 2010. ISBN 9781845536435. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19389. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19389. Nov 2010

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