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‘This an exciting publication that offers authentic approaches for educators to meet challenges of the literacy that students need in our evolving digital landscape.’ Maureen Walsh, Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University and Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney ‘In this significant new text, Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant foreground the affective, embodied and emergent nature of making meaning with new media.’ Teresa Cremin, The Open University The rise of new media technologies has changed the ways in which children engage with texts and this has implications for literacy provision in schools. Drawing on research exploring new media practices within and outside school, this book explains and encourages classroom activity that makes purposeful and appropriate use of these literacies and is underpinned by a set of ...

Acknowledge the Changing Nature of Meaning Making
Acknowledge the Changing Nature of Meaning Making

If we are to address the divergence between literacies in everyday life and literacy in school, we need to continually revisit our definition of the scope and range of literacy at school to reflect its changing nature.

This chapter will:

  • explore current tensions in the definition and description of literacy
  • contrast print and screen literacies
  • expand on the idea of literacy as practice.
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