Why students' multimodal language of emotions matters

Mills, Kathy A. (2015) Why students' multimodal language of emotions matters. In Department of Education and Training ARC Research Symposium, 25 November 2015, George Street, Brisbane, Qld.


Disadvantaged students need language resources to express emotions across varied modes and media. This invited keynote presentation at the Department of Education and Training ARC Symposium shares about a new funded research project that develops approaches to strengthen teachers’ knowledge of the multimodal expression of emotion. Enabling students to express emotions is vital because these language skills are central to academic, behavioural, and social outcomes. The multimodal expression of emotions is also required by the Australian Curriculum. The project aims to increase the power of words and images for low SES communities. The ARC project unites schools, applied linguists, visual media experts, and policy makers to strengthen emotional expression. Outcomes include innovative approaches to strengthen students' language skills for emotional expression and well-being.

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ID Code: 98694
Item Type: Conference Item (Keynote)
Refereed: No
Keywords: literacy, multimodal literacy, emotions, emotional expression, communication, curriculum, primary education, emotional well-being, educational research
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 > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Kathy A. Mills
Copyright Statement: This abstract is not for reproduction.
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2016 00:14
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 00:18

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