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EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New Literacies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ


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, 2014 Online