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Literacies - Mary Kalantzis


Published: 5th July 2016
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With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.

Part I. The 'Why' of Literacies:
1. Literacies on a human scale
2. Literacies' purposes
Part II. Approaches to Literacies:
3. Didactic literacy
4. Authentic literacy
5. Functional literacy
6. Critical literacies
Part III. The 'What' of Literacies:
7. Literacies as multimodal designs for meaning
8. Making written meanings
9. Making visual meanings
10. Making spatial, tactile and gestural meanings
11. Making audio and oral meanings
Part IV. The 'How' of Literacies:
12. Literacies to think and to learn
13. Literacies' pedagogy
14. Literacies and learner differences
15. Literacies' standards and assessment.

ISBN: 9781107578692
ISBN-10: 1107578698
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 5th July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised