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Title: Changing dimensions of school literacies
Contributor(s): Unsworth, L  (author)
Publication Date: 2002
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This article discusses emerging multiple dimensions of literacy practices, or 'multiliteracies', influenced by the affordances of computer technology; the increasing prominence of images in electronic and conventional formats; the distinctive literacy demands of different curriculum areas; and the distinction between literacy practices that are reproductive of existing knowledge and prevailing social orders and values, and those that are critically reflective, questioning and challenging. It is argued that a functional, meaning-based metalanguage, describing knowledge about linguistic, visual and digital meaning-making systems is a crucial resource for critical comprehension and composition of computer-based and conventional texts in the age of information and communication technology.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (ALEA), 25(1), p. 62-77
Publisher: Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Place of Publication: Norwood
ISSN: 1038-1562
Field of Research (FOR): 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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