A New Literacies Reader: educational perspectives

Lankshear, Colin, and Knobel, Michele (2013) A New Literacies Reader: educational perspectives. New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies, 66 . Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY, USA.

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A New Literacies Reader is an introduction to social and cultural studies of new literacies from the perspectives of educators, education researchers and learners. It focuses on how participating in social practices of new literacies can be seen and understood in terms of people becoming insiders to ways of «doing» and «being» that are today considered desirable or worthwhile, and how this can usefully inform how we think about formal schooling and learning. The book's 18 chapters cover a variety of topics, including:

studies of new literacies within classroom contexts

semi-formal learning spaces beyond the classroom

teacher learning and professional development

spaces of popular cultural affinities

practices viewed from different research perspectives

The diverse topics addressed range from multimodal pedagogies, remix, performance poetry, and digital storytelling to issues associated with wireless environments, assessment, identity, and teachers' ways of taking up new technologies. Chapters explore how young people participate and collaborate within the spaces of popular cultural interests and the various approaches to researching gaming. The book speaks to teachers and teacher educators, education administrators, curriculum developers, education policy makers, professional development specialists, postgraduate research students, and other literacy and new media researchers. A New Literacies Reader is an essential volume for undergraduates, grad students, and faculty interested in refining their knowledge of the vast new horizons created by the world of new literacies.

Item ID: 32436
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-4331-2279-8
ISSN: 1523-9543
Keywords: technology, literacy, digital literacy, new literacies
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 06:04
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
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