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ERIC Number: EJ1168252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Multiplicities in Motion: A Turn to Transliteracies
Smith, Anna; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Phillips, Nathan C.
Theory Into Practice, v57 n1 p20-28 2018
In an effort to draw attention to the mobile dimensions of meaning making, this article proposes a pedagogy of transliteracies, supporting educators and learners in critically reflecting on how people, media, and things are connected across space and time. Expanding on the New London Group's (1996) multiliteracies vision of communicative and ideological multiplicities, we articulate the importance of moving from "multi-" to "trans-" to highlight the mobile and emergent aspects of meaning making. We work through a classroom example to consider the contours of literacies and learning practices for making meaning on the move. We argue that in a mobile and digitally networked world, a pedagogy of transliteracies draws much needed attention to people and things connecting, relating, and intersecting, and also to how these connections, relations, and intersections occur in unequal ways that support some learners and disenfranchise others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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