Changing literacies-people, place and objects: a review essay

Barton, Georgina (2018) Changing literacies-people, place and objects: a review essay. Pedagogies: An International Journal . pp. 1-8. ISSN 1554-480X


In this review essay, I refer to two recently published scholarly works that explore the notions of transcultural, mobile and placed literacies: in Languages and literacies as mobile and placed resources edited by Sue Nichols and Collette Snowden, and Literacy lives in transcultural times edited by Rahat Zaidi and Jennifer Rowsell. Much research in the field of literacy education has recently acknowledged how literacies are continually changing due to globalisation and transmobility. People move, places change, and objects shift in and through these spaces. Researchers and educators are therefore grappling with how best to address these diversities and engage learners in such environments. Through a review of the books mentioned above, two key questions are explored: what are appropriate pedagogies for literacy education? where and how is literacy education research leading us into the future? This review takes a socio-cultural perspective of literacy by presenting the contemporary research that attempts to answer these questions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Embargoed until 12/01/2020 (18 months). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Pedagogies: An International Journal on 12 July 2018, available online:
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2018 05:52
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, literacies, globalisation, transmobility, transcultural, place, objects
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1554480X.2018.1498602

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