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ERIC Number: EJ962186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Tupaq, Katy Perry, and "Schindler's List" in the Secondary English Classroom: Assessing English in New Times
McLean, Cheryl A.; Rowsell, Jennifer; Lapp, Diane
English in Australia, v46 n3 p9-20 2011
This article argues that theoretical understandings of multimodality have enormous potential for assessment purposes in secondary school contexts. Informed by the work of three researchers in three North American high schools, the article offers vignettes of the effective assessment of communicative competence in English classrooms that draws on multimodality and design epistemologies. Building on the work of Bearne (2009) and others, the article contributes to the burgeoning literature on new approaches to assessment in a digital and multimodal age by offering three different perspectives on new assessment frameworks with recommendations for a way forward. The article sets out to trouble the notion of assessing modes such as sound, space and visuals in a word-ruled discipline. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States