The critical heart of multiliteracies: Four resources, multimodal texts and classroom practice

Healy, Annah H. (2004) The critical heart of multiliteracies: Four resources, multimodal texts and classroom practice. In Healy, Annah & Honan, Eileen (Eds.) Text Next: New resources for literacy learning. Primary English Teachers Association, Newtown, New South Wales, pp. 19-36.


This chapter reports and discusses one multiliteracies, longer-term project in a primary classroom and ways in which a 'designs for learning' framework (Kalantzis & Cope, 2004) reshaped its pedagogy. In addition to rethinking literacy education, a critique of the curriculum and pedagogy is also timely - and inevitable. Rapid and ongoing developments in technologies and ways of exchanging knowledge require a significant shift to the way in which literacy is viewed, especially as previously defined genres have their boundaries stretched to acknowledge new hybrid multimodal text forms. Such conditions displace much of the work of traditional literacy education.

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ID Code: 7282
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author Annah Healy. Author contact details :
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Keywords: Multiliteracies, Learning by design new pedagogies Four Resources Multimodal text
ISBN: 1875622578
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 PETA
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:08

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