Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodality, Learning and Communication

Multimodality, Learning and Communication

Author: Josephus Johannes Bezemer

Publisher:

ISBN: 041570961X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

View: 692

"In this book, Gunther Kress and Jeff Bezemer present a new social semiotic theory which brings together communication, learning and identity through detailed analyses of a range of different multimodal environments, including classrooms, textbooks and hospital operating theatres. The world has changed and is changing, economically and technologically, and there is now a mismatch between academic disciplines and the tasks which need to be undertaken. In the light of this, the authors question what is learning, what is communication and what is the place of design in our contemporary world. The approach they develop shows the intrinsic connectedness of different fields of learning; these fields can now be shown as an integrated domain within one theoretical frame. With a focus on a range of socially shaped cultural resources, 'modes'; and how people use these 'to make (their) meanings material', they describe how different modes and combinations of modes are used, whether in communication or in the achievement of specific tasks. They hypothesize on the effects of the semiotic work that is being done and has been done, and reflect on the constant remaking of the semiotic resources in shaping identity. This book provides students and researchers with a framework which can be used to look at any multimodal environment, whether a dining room, an operating theatre or a classroom. With extensive illustrations and a comprehensive glossary of terms, this book is essential reading for all those working in multimodality, semiotics and related areas"--
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodality, Learning and Communication

Multimodality, Learning and Communication

Author: Jeff Bezemer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317418436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 885

This state-of-the-art account of research and theorizing brings together multimodality, learning and communication through detailed analyses of signmakers and their meaning-making in museums, hospitals, schools and the home environment. By analyzing video recordings, photographs, screenshots and print materials, Jeff Bezemer and Gunther Kress go well beyond the comfortable domains of traditional sites of (social) semiotic and multimodal research. They steer away from spurious invention and naming of ever more new and exciting domains, focusing instead on fundamentals in assembling a set of tools for current tasks: namely, describing and analyzing learning and communication in the contemporary world as one integrated field. The theory outlined in the book is grounded in the findings of the authors’ wide-ranging empirical investigations. Each chapter evaluates the work that is being done and has been done, challenging accepted wisdom and standing much of it on its head. With extensive illustrations and many examples presented to show the reach and applicability of the theory, this book is essential reading for all those working in multimodality, semiotics, applied linguistics and related areas. Images from the book are also available to view online at www.routledge.com/9780415709620/
Education

Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education

Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education

Author: Jako Olivier

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781928523413

Category: Education

Page: 470

View: 823

This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. Multimodal learning is approached in terms of the levels of multimodality and specifically blended learning and the mixing of modes of delivery (contact and distance education). As such, this publication will provide a unique snapshot of multimodal practices within higher education through a self-directed learning epistemological lens. The book covers issues such as what self-directed multimodal learning entails, mapping of specific publications regarding blended learning, blended learning in mathematics, geography, natural science and computer literacy, comparative experiences in distance education as well as situated and culturally appropriate learning in multimodal contexts. This book provides a unique focus on multimodality in terms of learning and delivery within the context of self-directed learning. Therefore, the publication would not only advance the scholarship of blended and open distance learning in South Africa, but also the contribute to enriching the discourse regarding self-direction. From this book readers will get an impression of the latest trends in literature in terms of multimodal self-directed learning in South Africa as well as unique empirical work being done in this regard.
Education

Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education

Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education

Author: García-Sánchez, Soraya

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799888543

Category: Education

Page: 319

View: 526

It has never been more important for schools and instructors to consider best practices and strategies to appropriately design effective English language courses. Teaching English successfully to diverse audiences requires an understanding of how to communicate with students based on their individual needs and backgrounds. In order to ensure schools provide the best English language education possible, they must examine and apply innovative research in the field. Intercultural Communication and Ubiquitous Learning in Multimodal English Language Education reviews and reports the current research methods and theoretical advances in English language learning linked to applied technologies and action research. The book considers the most innovative approaches to English language education from an intercultural and communicative perspective that covers key concepts such as collaborative ubiquitous learning and multimodal communication. Covering topics such as social networks, virtual environments, and intercultural awareness, this reference work is crucial for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodality in English Language Learning

Multimodality in English Language Learning

Author: Sophia Diamantopoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000529180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 316

This edited volume provides research-based knowledge on the use, production and assessment of multimodal texts in the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL). The book reflects growing interest in research on EAL, with increasing numbers of learners of English worldwide and the growing relevance of EAL to numerous education systems. The volume examines different aspects of English from a multimodal perspective, showcasing empirical research from across five continents and all three levels of education. Applying frameworks based on Multimodal Social Semiotics and Systemic Functional Linguistics, chapters focus on the use and affordances of multimodal texts in pedagogy, literature, culture, text production, assessment and curriculum development connected to EAL. Directing attention to the significance of modes beyond speech and writing in EAL, the volume provides a wide range of perspectives and experiences that can be applied more widely and inspire other practices in the global and diverse field of EAL teaching, learning and assessment. This collection will be of interest to scholars in multimodality, language education, and teacher education.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodality

Multimodality

Author: Gunther R. Kress

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415320603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 853

Gunther Kress, a pioneer in the field of multimodality and the co-author of the bestselling Reading Images, produces a comprehensive theoretical framework for the study of the topic providing sample analyses and suggestions for further reading.
Education

Technology, Multimodality and Learning

Technology, Multimodality and Learning

Author: Germán Canale

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030217952

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 293

This book introduces multimodality and technology as key concepts for understanding learning in the 21st century. The author investigates how a nationwide socio-educational policy in Uruguay becomes recontextualised across time/space scales, impacting interaction and learning in an English as a Foreign Language classroom. The book introduces scalar analysis to better understand the situated and fractal nature of education policy as meaning-making, subsequently defining learning from a multimodal socio-semiotic approach. The analytical integration of different policy scales shows what policy means to various stakeholders, and what learning means for students and teachers. This depends both on how they position themselves and how they engage with the policy educational media. This innovative book will appeal to students and scholars of technology and learning, as well as multimodality.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Multimodality

Introducing Multimodality

Author: Carey Jewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317269793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 305

This accessible introduction to multimodality illuminates the potential of multimodal research for understanding the ways in which people communicate. Readers will become familiar with the key concepts and methods in various domains while learning how to engage critically with the notion of multimodality. The book challenges widely held assumptions about language and presents the practical steps involved in setting up a multimodal study, including: formulating research questions collecting research materials assessing and developing methods of transcription considering the ethical dimensions of multimodal research. A self-study guide is also included, designed as an optional stand-alone resource or as the basis for a short course. With a wide range of examples, clear practical support and a glossary of terms, Introducing Multimodality is an ideal reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in multimodality, semiotics, applied linguistics and media and communication studies. Online materials, including colour images and more links to relevant resources, are available on the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/jewitt and the Routledge Language and Communication Portal.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodal Literacies Across Digital Learning Contexts

Multimodal Literacies Across Digital Learning Contexts

Author: Maria Grazia Sindoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000505467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 794

This collection critically considers the question of how learning and teaching should be conceived, understood, and approached in light of the changing nature of learning scenarios and new pedagogies in this current age of multimodal digital texts, practices, and communities. The book takes the concept of digital artifacts as being composed of multiple meaning-making semiotic resources, such as visuals, music, and design, as its point of departure to explore how diverse communities interact with these tools and develop and explore their understanding of digital practices in learning contexts. The first section of the volume examines different case studies in which involved participants learn to grapple with the introduction of digital tools for learning in children’s early years of schooling. The second section extends the focus to secondary and higher education settings as digital learning tools grow more complex as do students, parents, and teachers’ interactions with them and the subsequent need for new pedagogies to rethink these multimodal artifacts. A final section reflects on the implications of new multimodal tools, technologies, and pedagogies for teachers, such as on teacher training and community building among educators. In its in-depth look at multimodal approaches to learning as meaning-making in a digital world, this book will be of interest to students and scholars in multimodality, English language teaching, digital communication, and education.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Designing Learning for Multimodal Literacy

Designing Learning for Multimodal Literacy

Author: Fei Victor Lim

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000781830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 751

Designing Learning for Multimodal Literacy addresses the need to design learning for multimodal literacy in a world that is increasingly saturated with print and digital media. In the current age, communication and interactions on social media are seldom made with language alone but are often accompanied with emojis, images, and videos, making meanings multimodally. Young people, including children, are also increasingly active in making videos of themselves, their ideas, and their experiences as part of their out-of-school literacy activities. In particular, for language teachers, the present shifts in our world require that teachers re-examine what they teach and how they can meaningfully and effectively teach the students in their classes today. At 8 years old, Alden created his own rap music video and shared it with the world. He wrote his own lyrics and set it against the music he remixed and meshed from a music download site. Alden is in your classroom today. As his teacher, what would you teach him? How would you engage him? Alden, and children like him, is the inspiration for why the authors have written this book. The changing times and changing learners place a demand on educators to continually reflect on what and how teachers are teaching their students – to ensure that learning in school remains relevant, relatable, and prepares them for the world of the future. Lim’s book outlines how teachers can design learning for multimodal literacy. It is a result of a collaboration between an educational researcher and a curriculum developer, and offers practical resources for practitioners but also design principles and considerations based on practice with a range of students to inform and inspire academics and postgraduate students. It is poised to contribute to the global conversation and interest on how educators can reflect on the zeitgeist of the digital age and design learning for multimodal literacy.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodal Teaching and Learning

Multimodal Teaching and Learning

Author: Gunther Kress

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847141088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 651

'Multimodal Teaching and Learning: The Rhetorics of the Science Classroom achieves the rare goal of explicating multimodality as both theory and practice. This is an importantly concrete analysis, derived from extended, careful, and interdisciplinary observation, which challenges our thinking about how meaning and knowledge are shaped by our modes of communication. The book appeals to a wide range of scholars and practitioners far beyond the science classroom.' Professor Ron Scollon, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University. This book takes a radically different look at communication, and in doing so presents a series of challenges to accepted views on language, on communication, on teaching and, above all, on learning. Drawing on extensive research in science classrooms, it presents a view of communication in which language is not necessarily communication - image, gesture, speech, writing, models, spatial and bodily codes. The action of students in learning is radically rethought: all participants in communication are seen as active transformers of the meaning resources around them, and this approach opens a new window on the processes of learning.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies

Advancing Multimodal and Critical Discourse Studies

Author: Sumin Zhao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315520995

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 204

As a founder and leading figure in multimodality and social semiotics, Theo van Leuween has made significant contributions to a variety of research fields, including discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, communication and media studies, education, and design. In celebration of his illustrious research career, this volume brings together a group of leading and emerging scholars in these fields to review, explore and advance two central research agendas set out by van Leeuwen: the categorisation of the meaning potential of various semiotic resources and the examination of their uses in different forms of communication, and the critical analysis of the interaction between semiotic forms, norms and technology in discursive practices. Through 11 cutting-edge research papers and an experimental visual essay, the book investigates a broad range of semiotic resources including touch, sound, image, texture, and discursive practices such as community currency, fitness regime, film scoring, and commodity upcycling. The book showcases how social semiotics and multimodality can provide insights into the burning issues of the day, such as global neoliberalism, terrorism, consumerism, and immigration.