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Barden, Owen – Literacy, 2019
This paper contributes a definition of "mobile literacy." This is worthwhile because although mobile, internet-enabled devices are increasingly prevalent in many people's lives, mobile literacy appears to be under-theorised and lacking definition. After giving an overview of the scale and nature of mobile device use, the paper develops…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra; Tupas, Ruanni; Kaur, Sarinajit; Paculdar, Agnes Maria; Baja, Emmanuel S. – Literacy, 2018
A survey questionnaire was administered to 146 MEd students enrolled in a teacher-training institute in Singapore to determine the strategies they use to promote engaged reading in the classroom. The majority of the teacher respondents when asked how they motivate students to read, wrote down "Not Applicable," and 38% were unable to…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Recreational Reading
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Griffith, Robin – Literacy, 2017
This study examines the types of in-the-moment teaching decisions 97 preservice teachers made while teaching reading and how their growing bodies of teacher knowledge influenced their abilities to think, know, feel and act like a teacher (Feiman-Nemser, 2008). Findings indicated that the teacher educator's use of "metacognitive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Metacognition, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ellis, Sue; Smith, Vivienne – Literacy, 2017
This paper describes a new assessment tool that situates school literacy as a specific cognitive, cultural, social and emotional. It reports evidence of the extent to which this tool seems to have helped student teachers to broker and balance different kinds of data and knowledge flows. The study shows that the tool was helpful in encouraging…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Literacy, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chong, Su Li – Literacy, 2016
This paper re-considers the concept of aliteracy by arguing that it is less about not reading than it is about choice, agency and context. By analysing findings from a study that examined undergraduates' reading experiences in a Malaysian university, this paper explores the complexities around how the undergraduates grappled with conflicting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Material Selection, Phenomenology, Reading Attitudes
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Varga-Dobai, Kinga – Literacy, 2015
This manuscript describes how innovative literacy practices such as multigenre writing and artifactual critical literacy have been used to tap into pre-service teachers' cultural identities while responding to literature. In the process of responding to literature, personal experience is crucial; therefore, in this study, I focused on the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Literature Appreciation, Critical Literacy, Literary Genres
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Wiltse, Lynne – Literacy, 2015
In this paper, I report on a school-university collaborative research project that investigated which practices and knowledges of Canadian Aboriginal students not acknowledged in school may provide these students with access to school literacy practices. The study, which took place in a small city in Western Canada, examined ways to merge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Research Projects, Indigenous Populations
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Berger, Richard; McDougall, Julian – Literacy, 2013
This article presents the outcomes of research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in England and informed by work in the fields of new literacy research, gaming studies and the socio-cultural framing of education, for which the videogame "L. A. Noire" was studied within the orthodox framing of the English literature…
Descriptors: Video Games, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Barden, Owen – Literacy, 2012
This article is derived from a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by five dyslexic students at a sixth form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a group Facebook page about the students' scaffolded research into dyslexia, the study examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Action Research, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Burnett, Cathy – Literacy, 2009
In contributing to debates about how student-teachers might draw from personal experience in addressing digital literacy in the classroom, this paper explores the stories that one primary student-teacher told of her digital practices during a larger study of the role of digital literacy in student-teachers' lives. The paper investigates the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Computer Literacy
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Hammett, Roberta; Bainbridge, Joyce – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws on early data from a cross-Canada research project in which researchers at six Faculties of Education have been engaged in introducing picture books with multiple and diverse representations of Canadians to classes of pre-service teachers, inviting them to explore the pedagogical possibilities of the picture books and to discuss…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Focus Groups, Ideology, Cultural Pluralism
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Twiselton, Samantha – Literacy, 2006
This paper explores the relationship between student teachers' behaviour and their underlying thoughts and beliefs as they learn to teach English in the primary school. It draws on data from a study involving student teachers at a range of points in their Initial Teacher Education programmes at a university in England. It uses these data to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Grugeon, Elizabeth – Literacy, 2005
This article reports on ongoing work in initial teacher education (ITE) where student teachers have been required to observe and record children's play, to describe and analyse this, and to consider the pedagogical implications. They have been introduced to a theoretical background, which takes into account the increasingly multi-modal nature of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Play, Popular Culture, Playgrounds
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Collins, Fiona M. – Literacy, 2005
This article explores the place of the class novel within the current primary curriculum. It begins with an overview of past and current thinking about reading aloud to older primary-age children. The discussion then moves on to describing research carried out with 43 primary postgraduate student teachers, which aimed to investigate the students'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Oral Reading, Graduate Students, Comprehension