Multiliteracies Pedagogy

Erika Hepple, Margaret Sockhill, Ashley Tan, Jennifer Alford
2014 Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy  
English language learners. Abstract Multiliteracies pedagogy is an approach to teaching language and literacy that takes into account the complex and dynamic nature of global communication. It provides rich opportunity for teachers of English language to explore learning experiences and outcomes that stretch beyond exercises in reproduction in written and oral modes only. This paper documents the practice of one teacher who uses a claymation movie project with a class of adolescent, low-level
more » ... teracy learners of English as an additional language in an Australian, intensive language high school. Drawing on observations of three particular students, the paper outlines a number of language learning possibilities of this approach for learners who are from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and who may be new to learning in formal education settings. In particular, it shows a number of Multiliteracies-based benefits including increased individual agency; enhanced engagement in learning through collaboration; and the opportunity to explore various elements of multimodal text design.
doi:10.1002/jaal.339 fatcat:c4grlkm2rzf5hjizyaxck7rrwa