Multiliteracies: Literacies – Critical Reflection / Analysis
Watch & Make Connections: Sociocultural Learning Theory: Multiliteracies and ‘New Literacies Studies’
Multiliteracies & New Literacies
Part 1: Identify a key quotation from this week’s reading (Multiliteracies: New Literacies, New Learning) that is significant – a big idea or important critique – to the text as a whole. Write down the quote and explain in your own words (no more than 5-7 sentences).
Part 2: Building upon part 1 above, and our class discussions this week, your job is to revisit the text and write a critical reflection essay that addresses and evaluates important issues and critiques and then clarifies key features of the what and how of multiliteracies, e.g. multimodality and design and re/design, new roles for teachers/students, or new ways (pedagogies) of supporting multiliteracies learning today (situated practice, critical framing, and so on). Do they resonate with any other readings from other courses?
Then provide a concluding paragraph on why these these ideas and models might matter today in transforming education, and why and how you might use them in your own teaching (imagine how you might translate or apply any of the ideas/theories to practice?).
I’m looking for some depth and detail in your critical analysis. Be specific, provide evidence or key quotes from the text. Around 500 words (and write well, please, and try to apply a formal ‘discourse’ genre).
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