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ERIC Number: EJ817077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Multimodal Teaching and Learning: Creating Spaces for Content Teachers
Thompson, Mary
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n2 p144-153 Oct 2008
In this article, the author describes her multimodal teaching practices in her "Adolescent Literacy Methods" course at a graduate university in the United States. By doing so, she highlights content teacher's understanding and use of various multimodal texts to effectively teach adolescents inside the classroom. In lieu of this, she raises question about how a multimodal teaching pedagogy actively engages pre- and inservice teachers in incorporating multiple kinds of texts and understandings inside their content classrooms. By examining a cross-curricular content focus, multimodality is viewed more broadly to consider how various semiotic modes invite new ways of thinking and interacting inside the classroom context. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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