University of Technology Sydney

013988 Multiliteracies and Multimodalities

6cp; availability: exchange and study abroad postgraduate students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): ((013105 The Multilingual Learner AND 010070 TESOL Practicum AND 028253 TESOL: Methodology AND 013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language) OR 013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013117 Theory and Practice of Literacy



This subject aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the analysis of texts and the teaching of multiliteracies in a variety of contexts. Multiliteracies in this subject refers to the range of experiential reading, viewing, designing and writing practices that are relevant for diverse linguistic and sociocultural communities, contexts, texts and purposes in the 21st century. The subject explores theoretical understandings of, and practical approaches to, a rich variety of verbal, visual, artifactual, spatial, embodied and digital texts in schools and adult contexts. In practical terms, students engage with different perspectives and pedagogies in the design of multimodal materials and activities. The subject aims to enable students to engage in an informed way in current debates and discussions around literacies in scholarly and educational settings and in the public domain.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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