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EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New Literacies

Short Description: Multi-Modal Txt & New Literacy
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 079999 - Education not elsewhere classi
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 February 2019

Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to critically and constructively engage with issues associated with the interface between the theory and practice of multiliteracies across the curriculum. It includes the need for educational institutions to engage with and know more about informal ways students learn outside of education and bring aspects of their world into that institution. It further requires replacing instructional pedagogies with learning processes that support the creation of social and literate futures. These learning processes will incorporate the diversities and divergences of today's globalised world. A study will be made of the characteristics of texts delivered via new platforms and the codes and conventions which aid in the construction and deconstruction of meaning. Students will draw conclusions about the techno-literacy practices required to be literate in the 21st century and develop learning processes to support critical engagement with these practices. The focus of the course will be on texts and literate practices arising from technology rather than the specifics of the technologies themselves.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online