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013988 Multiliteracies and Multimodalities

6cp; weekly, on campus: 2hpw (lecture); distance: online learning with audio, written, visual resources inclusive of tasks, direct and group discussion opportunities; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91129 24 cp Core Subjects Applied Linguistics and TESOL
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013117 Theory and Practice of Literacy

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


This subject aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the teaching of literacy in a variety of contexts, engaging with both verbal and visual meanings. It draws on theoretical frameworks for exploring, evaluating and critiquing a range of pedagogic practices and approaches. The theoretical frameworks provide reference points for exploring the nature of written and visual texts, the role of literacy in learning, and pathways and processes in literacy development in schools and adult contexts. In practical terms, students engage with different pedagogies in teaching, learning materials and in teacher–learner interactions. The subject aims to enable students to engage in an informed way in current debates and discussions around literacy in educational settings and in the public domain.

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