Teaching literacies: principles and practices

Henderson, Robyn (2012) Teaching literacies: principles and practices. In: Teaching literacies in the middle years: pedagogies and diversity. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 3-17. ISBN 9780195575323

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Abstract

This chapter presents a case study of Ryan (pseudonym), a middle years student who both challenged and intrigued teachers during his enrolment at one school. Ryan's bad behaviours within the school context succeeded in alienating some teachers quite rapidly, while his successes on some measures of literacy achievement challenged teachers' thinking about what makes a good literacy learner. Throughout the chapter, the data and data analysis of Ryan is told as a narrative, interwoven with a discussion of research about literacies and the learning and teaching of literacies in relation to the middle years. The chapter concludes by offering a list of suggestions or implications for teachers– principles to inform teachers' practices – as suggested by the literature and the case study of Ryan.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Ch 1. Held USQ Library 372.609945 Tea. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 02:46
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 03:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: middle years; myths and realities; school literacy; principled practices for effective literacy teaching
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21305

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