Multiliteracies in Torres Strait: a Mabuiag Island State School diabetes project

Osborne, Barry, and Wilson, Eric (2003) Multiliteracies in Torres Strait: a Mabuiag Island State School diabetes project. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 26 (1). pp. 23-38.

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In 2001, teachers designed and implemented a small project for Years 6 and 7 that involved creating a radio commercial about an important local issue in Torres Strait - diabetes. Although the school was not a New Basics trial school, which would have entitled it to Education Queensland support funding and in-service support, the project displayed key characteristics of a New Basics approach because it linked learning to life outside the school, implemented an uncluttered, transdisciplinary curriculum and blended traditional with new technologies. This paper concentrates on one commercial that demonstrates a powerful use of multiliteracies (English, local language (Yumplatok) and popular culture).

Item ID: 4954
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1038-1562
Keywords: Indigenous literacy education; rich tasks in Indigenous contexts; Torres Strait Islander education
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 00:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 60%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950202 Languages and Literacy @ 40%
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