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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 ...

Recognise and Build on Children’s Linguistic, Social and Cultural Repertoires
Recognise and Build on Children’s Linguistic, Social and Cultural Repertoires

In everyday practice many children move fluidly between devices, using different modes and media, seamlessly combining both digital and non-digital interaction. This fluidity reflects their linguistic, social and cultural repertoires. For some this may involve using two or more languages, as well as the registers associated with different kinds of interaction. Recognising this repertoire and the choices it generates has implications for how we might think of an empowering literacy education. For example, it would not simply involve an incremental expansion of the kinds of texts children produce, but would also involve providing contexts in which learners could draw in open-ended ways across this developing ...

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