Shifting from from a reliance on print towards multimodal texts
Literacy to Multiliteracy
"A literate person is one who can, with understanding, both read and write a short, simple statement on his or her everyday life."
Multiliteracy is the ability to identify, interpret, create, and communicate meaning across a variety of visual, oral, corporal, musical and alphabetical forms of communication.
(Müller, Sancho and Hernández, 2009)
Pedagogy of Multiliteracies
A multiliteracies pedagogy accepts and encourages a wide range of linguistic, cultural, communicative, and technological perspectives and tools being used to help students better prepare for a rapidly changing, globalized world.
(The New London Group, 1996)
- the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
as a manual for instructing others what animals were safe to eat
mostly for religious use
to make long distance calls
used for a variety of reasons including socializing, conducting research, and advertising
Evolution of Communication