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Digital reading pedagogy for novice readers

Healy, Annah H. & Dooley, Karen T. (2002) Digital reading pedagogy for novice readers. In AARE 2002 Conference., 1-5 December, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

In this paper we report on a study of pedagogic practices surrounding novice readers of digital texts in four early childhood classrooms in Queensland, Australia. Until recently, digital literacies have been generally resisted, dismissed or overlooked by early childhood teachers in early reading agendas. However, there is now considerable pressure on Australian teachers to plan within a multiliteracies framework and to include digital texts into their classroom programs. In Queensland, for example, 'New Basics' reforms of public education hold teachers accountable in this regard, especially as the tasks relating to new basics include multiple text forms and modes of delivery. In this context, it is concerning that recent Australian research has found a surprisingly low level of understanding of digital literacies, and confidence in teaching these, on the part of both practising teachers and new graduates. The aim of this paper is to inform professional development in this field by describing and explaining the digital reading pedagogies that some teachers are creating.

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ID Code: 963
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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