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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C.; Fields, Deborah A. – Literacy, 2018
Building communicative competence in textual and multimodal literacies has become a linchpin of learning, of engagement with the world, and of participation in online and blended spaces. Young creators now compose online and with digital tools, often in what we call "user-generated content affinity spaces" -- interest-based spaces that…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Audiences, Classroom Techniques, Criticism
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Turner, Jennifer Danridge; Albro, Jennifer – Literacy, 2017
College and career readiness has become a key educational priority in the United States. Framed by neoliberal discourses, current conceptions of college and career readiness narrowly define literacy as discrete sets of cognitive skills and curricular knowledge and reduce literacy learning to scores on high-stakes assessments. To disrupt these…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Freehand Drawing
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Sabeti, Shari – Literacy, 2016
Creative writing is often thought of as an individual and solitary pursuit. This is partly owing to Romantic (and still popular) notions of "creativity" as residing in highly gifted individuals, but also to the widely held belief that "writing" is a lonely rather than a social activity. The research presented in this paper…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Ethnography, Creativity, Interviews
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Bailey, Chris – Literacy, 2016
Recent work around the use of virtual world video games in educational contexts has conceptualised literacies as communal processes, whilst considering complex notions of collaboration through participants' multiplicity of presence in hybrid virtual/physical locations. However, further research is necessary in order to help us understand how the…
Descriptors: Singing, Video Games, Interpersonal Relationship, Ethnography
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McIntyre, Joanna – Literacy, 2016
This article draws on research into the work of Greenshoots. All young participants referred to in this article have been anonymised and pseudonyms provided. In discussions with Greenshoots and the mentors, they took the decision that they wanted to be named, and for Nottingham to be identified as the context of the place and its history is an…
Descriptors: Mentors, Artists, Creativity, Creative Writing
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Maine, Fiona – Literacy, 2013
This study considers reading comprehension as a dialogic transaction of making meaning from text. The concept of text and reading is taken to include the visual and multimodal as well as written forms. Case studies of children discussing texts are analysed to explore how children engage in inter-mental and intra-mental processes of reading,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Interpersonal Communication
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Taylor, Roberta – Literacy, 2012
Children's classroom talk and the connections between talk and text are current concerns for teachers. A deeper understanding of what child communication entails can ensure greater pedagogic support for the processes involved in text production. This article reports on a research project using multimodal discourse analysis to investigate…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Interaction, Creativity, Discourse Analysis
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Hall, Christine; Thomson, Pat – Literacy, 2010
This article offers an analysis of community arts to develop an argument about the power of vernacular literacies. We draw on Paul Willis' work about grounded aesthetics and everyday symbolic creativity in common culture, and Scollon and Scollon's notions of geosemiotics, to analyse a community play written and performed in a council estate in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Literacy
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Ellis, Sue; Lawrence, Becky – Literacy, 2009
This paper describes the development and use of the Creative Learning Assessment (CLA) as a means of evidencing, supporting and promoting children's creative learning in arts-based contexts. The research team at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) worked with a group of teachers in inner-city Lambeth primary schools to develop an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Cumming, Rachel – Literacy, 2007
This article begins by identifying that children have a spontaneous predilection for playing with language, engaging in poetic discourse even before their first poetry lesson. Although children's language play is relatively unresearched in the classroom, in a case study of two groups of pupils aged between 10 and 11, it was observed that children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Play, Language Acquisition
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Banaji, Shakuntala; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2007
This article, which is speculative in outlook and emerges from an extended literature review on this subject, takes as its basic premise the notion that the idea of "creativity"--whether in relation to literacy, schooling or the economy, is constructed as a series of rhetorical claims. These rhetorics of creativity emerge from the contexts of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Creativity, Media Literacy, Literature Reviews
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Walsh, Christopher S. – Literacy, 2007
Many school literacy practices ignore adolescents' new digitally mediated subjectivity as it has been shaped by the new media age. Youth possess often unappreciated repertories of practice which allow them to use their imagination and creativity to combine print, visual and digital modes in combinations that can be applied to new educational,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Literacy, Adolescents, Multimedia Materials
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Pahl, Kate – Literacy, 2007
This article argues that it is possible to look at children's texts in relation to the lens of literacy events and practices from the New Literacy Studies, and apply this perspective to an understanding of creativity. Teachers can then use the possibilities within a text to ask children different kinds of questions. Drawing on a 2-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Ethnography, Creativity
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Kwek, Dennis; Albright, Jim; Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Literacy, 2007
This paper presents a pedagogical intervention project conducted in secondary English classrooms in Singapore, entitled "Building Communities of Readers among Teachers." The project is positioned against the dominant instrumentalism of Singaporean approaches to creativity and promotes a socio-cultural stance to creativity and criticality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, English Instruction, Creative Teaching
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Watts, Rowena – Literacy, 2007
This paper explores one way that teachers can develop creativity within potentially limiting confines and pressures of curriculum guidelines. The researcher considers the inclusion of film as a creative, engaging and effective strategy for teaching reading using data from a small-scale research project. Hypotheses are based on analysis of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Nonprint Media, Guidelines, Teaching Styles