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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Articles

What’s so different about multiliteracies?

Geoff Bull, Michele Anstey
In the media, the teaching of multiliteracies is often trivialised and caricatured: portrayed, for example, as the study of SMS text messaging in place of the plays of Shakespeare. For all their weaknesses, such arguments can still influence members of the public, most of whom do not have direct knowledge of the topic of multiliteracies from their own years at school. In this article we hope to provide a more rounded view of multiliteracies. We hope to demonstrate the value of this approach to students, and to describe ways that professional learning and development about multiliteracies can empower teachers.

Key Learning Areas

English

Subject Headings

Multimedia systems
Elearning
Video recordings in education
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
English language teaching
Visual literacy
Literacy