|About the book|
"The reader friendly and exhaustive approach to the subject matter yields a discerning and pleasurable reading on new forms of literacy...This up-to-date revision is relevant and useful."
Pragmatics and Cognition
"The important contribution that this book makes is the way in which it urges us to rethink literacy and the influential forces that are shaping new practices. So, if you already own a copy of the first edition, you need to buy the second edition; if you own neither, buy both – and if that’s not possible, buy the second edition and borrow the first! Because New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning is essential reading."
The first edition of this popular book explored new literacies, new kinds of knowledge and classroom practices in the context of the massive growth of electronic information and communication technologies. This timely new edition discusses a fresh range of practices like blogging, fanfiction, mobile/wireless communications, and fan practices that remix audio and visual texts. Revised and updated throughout, the book examines:
This new edition is essential reading for undergraduates and academics within literacy studies and for policy writers working within the area of digital literacy, new technologies or ICT development within education.
|About the authors|
Colin Lankshear is Professor of Literacy and New Technologies at James Cook University, Australia, Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada, and an Adjunct Teacher at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Michele Knobel is Professor of Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Central Queensland University, Australia.
|Table of contents|
2. New Literacies and the Challenge of Mindsets
3. 'New Literacies': Concepts and Practices
4. New Literacies in Everyday Practice
5. News, Views and Baby's got the blues: Weblogging and Mediacasting as Participation
6. Planning Pedagogy for i-mode: Learning in the Age of the 'Mobile Net'
7. Memes, Literacy Education and Classroom Learning
8. So What?