Multiliteracies and a new metalanguage for the moving image

Mills, Kathy (2009) Multiliteracies and a new metalanguage for the moving image. In Jeffery, Peter L (Ed.) AARE : Australian Association of Research in Education Conference 2008, 30th November - 4th December, 2008, Kelvin Grove, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

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Globalised communication in society today is characterised by multimodal forms of meaning making in a context of increased cultural and linguistic diversity, calling for the teaching of multiliteracies. This transformation requires the development of a new metalanguage or language of description for the burgeoning and hybridised variety of text forms associated with information and multimedia technologies. To continue to teach to a narrow band of print-based genres, grammars, and skills is to ignore the reality of textual practices outside of schools. This paper draws from classroom research in a multiliteracies classroom to provide a multimodal analysis of a claymation movie. The significance of the paper is the synthesis of a multimodal metalanguage for teachers and students to describe the features of work in the kineikonic (moving image) mode.

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ID Code: 61368
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: multimodal, media, production, metalanguage, multiliteracies, claymation, film, movie, children, education, modes, Kress, Jewitt, kineikonic, textual design
ISSN: 1324-9339
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Please consult author(s).
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2013 01:09
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 22:30

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