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Doing new things with texts : multimodality and Mao’s Last Dancer

Jetnikoff, Anita & O’Connor, Shaunagh (2011) Doing new things with texts : multimodality and Mao’s Last Dancer. Words’worth : Teaching the Canon in the 21st century, 44(3), pp. 47-53.

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Abstract

This paper describes a senior, multimodal task developed by Shauna O’Connor and the English staff at Brigidine College after consultation in the form of media workshops with Anita Jetnikoff. Gunther Kress (2006) suggested recently that due to the affordances of media platforms such as Web 2.0, “we need to be doing new things with texts”. The year 11 unit’s Finding a Voice parent text was the memoir, Mao’s last Dancer. The summative assessment task morphed over time from an ‘identity portrait’, into ‘a multimodal, first person narrative’.

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ID Code: 47037
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Multimodality in English, Senior English and new media, Multimodal text construction, Media literacy in English
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Dr Anita Jetnikoff and Shaunagh O'Connor
Copyright Statement: This publication is not DEST listed and the authors retain the copyright.
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 12:15

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