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Multiliteracies: Remnant Discourses and Pedagogies

Mills, Kathy A. (2005) Multiliteracies: Remnant Discourses and Pedagogies. In AATE/ALEA National Conference 2005, 1st-4th July, 2005, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach.

Abstract

This research paper discusses the findings of research regarding the interactions between pedagogy and access to multiliteracies among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. This critical ethnographic research was conducted in a culturally and linguistically diverse Australian classroom in which the multiliteracies pedagogy of the New London Group was enacted. The study demonstrated that: a) The reversion to monomodal writing pedagogies was inconsistent with the aims of the multiliteracies pedagogy; b) The transmission of exclusive grammar worked against cultural inclusiveness; and b) Existing pedagogies of the typographic age limited the non-linear potentials of digitally mediated textual practice required in society today.

Systemic policy has alerted educators to the rapidly changing forms of meaning-making and increased cultural and linguistic diversity. This research paper responds to these imperatives, informing educators of the powerful social possibilities and constraints realised by the multiliteracies pedagogy in the context of local diversity and global connectedness.

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ID Code: 2966
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Special acknowledgement is given to Dr. Annah Healy and Associate Professor William Corcoran who supervised the PhD from which this paper was generated.
Keywords: multiliteracies, literacy, pedagogy, cultural diversity, linguistic diversity, discourse, multimodal design, critical ethnography, digital literacies, monomodal literacy, equity, marginalisation, critical theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Multicultural Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
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 > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:29

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