Literacy, Place and Pedagogies of Possibility

Comber, Barbara (2016) Literacy, Place and Pedagogies of Possibility. Routledge, New York & London.


How can teachers ensure a pedagogy of possibility underpinned by social justice, and what has literacy got to do with this? This book explores the positive synergies between critical literacy and place-conscious pedagogy. Through rich classroom research it introduces and demonstrates how a synthesis of insights from theories of space and place and literacy studies can underpin the design and enactment of culturally inclusive curriculum for diverse student communities, and illustrates how making place and space the objects of study provide productive resources for teachers to design enabling pedagogical practices that extend students' literate repertoires. The argument is that systematic study of and engagement with specific elements of place can enable students' academic learning and literacy.

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ID Code: 93614
Item Type: Book
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ISBN: 9781138829800
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2016 01:09
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 05:16

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