ERIC Number: EJ1113858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Poetry through Collaborative Art: An Analysis of Multimodal Ensembles for Transformative Learning
Wandera, David B.
Journal of Transformative Education, v14 n4 p305-326 Oct 2016
This study is anchored on two positions: that every communication is multimodal and that different modalities within multimodal communication have particular affordances. Written and oral language and other modalities, such as body language and audio/visual media, are interwoven in classroom communication. What might it look like to strategically deploy particular modalities whose affordances predispose them to visualizing certain kinds of knowledge in the classroom? I propose that educators purposefully employ multimodality for transformative learning. Through ethnographic approaches and multimodal interactional analysis, I analyze a possible link between multimodal pedagogy and transformative education, focusing on image-language entwinement, within an International Baccalaureate poetry classroom in Nairobi, Kenya. This article offers an illustrative resource for educators interested in the intersections of transformative learning and multimodality.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Transformative Learning, Art Education, Learning Modalities, Imagery, Advanced Placement Programs, Affordances, Classroom Communication, Visualization, Ethnography, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya (Nairobi)
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