Literacies

By Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope.

Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing


Published by Cambridge University Press. With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.

Keywords: Literacies, modes of communication

Prof. Mary Kalantzis

Professor, Department of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. With Bill Cope, she is co-author or editor of: Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, 2000; New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008/2nd edition 2012; Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009; and Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2012. http://marykalantzis.com

Dr. Bill Cope

Research Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA

Bill Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois. He is also Director of Common Ground Publishing, developing internet publishing software, Scholar, for schools and scholarly publications, located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois. Recent books include The Future of the Academic Journal, (with Angus Phillips, eds) Chandos, Oxford, 2009 and Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, (with Kalantzis and Magee), Woodhead, Cambridge, 2010. With Mary Kalantzis, he is co-author or editor of: Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, 2000; New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008/2nd edition 2012; Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009; and Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2012. http://wwcope.com

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