Have you seen Lord of the Rings? Power, Pedagogy and Discourses in a Multiliteracies Classroom
Mills, Kathy A. (2007) Have you seen Lord of the Rings? Power, Pedagogy and Discourses in a Multiliteracies Classroom. Journal of Language and Identity in Education, 6(3), pp. 221-241.
Literacy today is characterised by rapidly changing and emergent forms of meaning making in the context of increased cultural and linguistic diversity, giving rise to the multiliteracies pedagogy of the New London Group. This paper responds to these imperatives, reporting findings from a critical ethnography investigating the interactions between pedagogy, power and discourse, and students’ access to multiliteracies among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The paper reports the way in which a teacher enacted the multiliteracies pedagogy in the context of claymation movie-making lessons with her year six (aged 11-12 years) class in Australia. A key finding was that students’ access to multiliteracies differed among the culturally and linguistically diverse group because of a gap between multiliteracies theory and praxis. Specific recommendations are provided concerning the use of coercive power, and the need for culturally inclusive discourses when enacting the multiliteracies pedagogy to enable meaningful designing.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||multiliteracies, pedagogy, power, discourses, critical ethnography, cultural diversity, linguistic diversity, classroom|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Journal of Language and Identity in Education 6(3):pp. 221-241.|
|Deposited On:||28 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:59|
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