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Multimodal perspectives on early childhood literacies

Flewitt, Rosie (2012). Multimodal perspectives on early childhood literacies. In: Larson, Joanne and Marsh, Jackie eds. The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy (2nd ed.). London: SAGE, pp. 295–309.

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As young children in today’s world go about their everyday lives, what are their experiences of literacy? How have the literacy practices they encounter changed as a result of the ‘digital age’, and are print-based definitions still adequate for theorising early literacy? These are profound and unresolved questions that are driving forward the development of diverse strands of current educational theory, and in this chapter, I consider how multimodal perspectives can offer fresh insights into contemporary early literacy learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 Not known
ISBN: 0-85702-924-X, 978-0-85702-924-9
Keywords: digital; multimodal; literacies; early literacy; young children
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 35733
Depositing User: Rosie Flewitt
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:11
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