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ERIC Number: EJ937948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Textuality of Learning Contexts in UK Colleges
Satchwell, Candice; Ivanic, Roz
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v15 n3 p303-316 2007
A significant aspect of learning contexts is the way in which semiotic artefacts mediate learning within them. This article reports on the "Literacies for Learning in Further Education" (LfLFE) project in the UK, which has researched the role of texts and associated communicative practices in constructing and mediating teaching and learning; shaping communities; constructing and sustaining relationships; and helping students to achieve their goals. A particular aim of the project has been to identify ways in which people can bring literacy practices from one context into another to act as resources for learning in the new context. In particular, this refers to literacy practices from students' everyday lives being brought to bear in a formal educational context of Further Education (FE) colleges. In this article, we explain what we mean by "literacy practices", demonstrate the textuality of learning contexts through examples from contrasting curriculum areas, and show how learning can be enhanced by mobilising literacy practices from one context to another. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)