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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 ...

Encourage Improvisation and Experimentation
Encourage Improvisation and Experimentation

Although intentional design and production are important aspects of multimodal work, creative engagement is often unplanned and emergent in nature. Facilitating this sort of experimentation is based on an understanding of how meaning is made in the moment which may, or may not, result in a finished product.

This chapter will:

  • expand on the importance of recognising emergent dimensions of meaning-making
  • introduce ways in which improvisation and experimentation can be encouraged
  • explore the importance of encouraging children to draw from across their repertoires of communication practice.
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