Literacy for a sustainable world

Comber, Barbara (2013) Literacy for a sustainable world. In Language, Literacy and Literature. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, pp. 26-48.


This chapter describes the ways in which primary school teachers design curriculum to develop children's knowledge about sustainability. Such a curriculum is highly engaging and provides enhanced motivation for children to engage with complex reading and writing as they attempt to represent what they have learned and communicate this to the wider community. The chapter introduces key terms including place-based pedagogy, sustainability and critical literacy and shows how these ideas can be brought together in classrooms.

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ID Code: 56394
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: literacy, place, sustainability, pedagogy, curriculum
ISBN: 9780195575316
Subjects: 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 > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Oxford University Press.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2013 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2015 22:23

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