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Multiliteracies : interrogating competing discourses

Mills, Kathy A. (2009) Multiliteracies : interrogating competing discourses. Language and Education: An International Journal, 23(2), pp. 103-116.

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Abstract

The term "multiliteracies" was coined by the New London Group in 1996 to describe the emergence of new literacies and changing forms of meaning-making in contemporary contexts of increased cultural and linguistic diversity. The proliferation of powerful, multimodal literacies means that previous boundaries of literacy as "writing and speech" are collapsing. Educators and researchers worldwide are rethinking literacy pedagogy to enable students to participate fully in our dynamic, technological, and culturally diverse societies. This paper interrogates competing discourses that have arisen in academic literature during the decade since multiliteracies originated. This scholarly debate is timely, because multiliteracies is receiving increasing international interest in literacy research, pedagogy, and educational policy.

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ID Code: 14973
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: multiliteracies, multiliteracies pedagogy, multimodal design, literature, cultural heritage approach, popular texts, language education
DOI: 10.1080/09500780802152762
ISSN: 0950-0782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > OTHER LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (209900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English Language (200302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Kathy A. Mills and Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2014 09:33

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