New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition

Lankshear, Colin, and Knobel, Michele (2011) New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition. Open University Press, Maidenhead, UK.

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The new edition of this popular book takes a fresh look at what it means to think of literacies as social practices. The book explores what is distinctively 'new' within a range of currently popular everyday ways of generating, communicating and negotiating meanings. Revised, updated and significantly reconceptualised throughout, the book includes:

* Closer analysis of new literacies in terms of active collaboration * A timely discussion of using wikis and other collaborative online writing resources * Updated and expanded accounts of digital remix and blogging practices * An explanation of social learning and collaborative platforms for social learning * A fresh focus on online social networking * A new batch of discussion questions and stimulus activities

The importance of social learning for becoming proficient in many new literacy practices, and the significance of new media for expanding the reach and potential of social learning are discussed in the final part of the book. New Literacies 3/e concludes by describing empirical cases of social learning approaches mediated by collaborative learning platforms.

This book is essential reading for students and academics within literacy studies, cultural or communication studies and education.

Item ID: 18503
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-335-24216-0
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 23:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy @ 70%
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