ERIC Number: EJ786378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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The Arts, New Literacies, and Multimodality
Albers, Peggy; Harste, Jerome C.
English Education, v40 n1 p6-20 Oct 2007
The arts, multimodality, and new literacies studies, each with its own distinct principles, together can redefine literacy and what constitutes being literate. To recognize the roles that each of these fields plays in literacy necessitates a cultural shift in reading, interpreting, creating, and responding to a range of multimedia messages. The everyday literacies that learners bring to the classroom blur the lines between traditional literacy and unpredictable literacy, which promotes reading and writing through multimedia to create morphed and altered texts.
Descriptors: Literacy, Fine Arts, Painting (Visual Arts), Theater Arts, Visual Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Media Literacy
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