Mobilising multiliteracies: pedagogy for mobile students

Henderson, Robyn (2008) Mobilising multiliteracies: pedagogy for mobile students. In: Multiliteracies and diversity in education: new pedagogies for expanding landscapes. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, pp. 168-200. ISBN 978-0-19-555848-7


By building on the Multiliteracies work of The New London Group (1996) and the Learning by Design framework described by Kalantzis, Cope and the Learning by Design Project Group (see Kalantzis & Cope, 2004; Kalantzis, Cope, & the Learning by Design Project Group, 2005), this chapter considers the challenging task of designing literacy curriculum and instigating literacy pedagogy for students who are, or have been, mobile. I begin this chapter by briefly exploring two fields: literacy learning and mobility. I then explore the potential of a problem-based multiliteracies project that focuses on the water shortage that is currently being experienced in Australia, and consider how the project might enhance learning and engage learners, both permanent (residentially-stable) school/class members and those who are attending temporarily.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 05:18
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourses, everyday texts, marginalisation, media texts, mobilie students, mobility, persuasive text, problem-based approach, productive resources
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education

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