Classrooms are increasingly multicultural in their social composition, and students are increasingly connected, through digital media, to local and global networks. However, pedagogy has failed to take full advantage of the opportunities these resources represent. Multilingual Digital Storytelling draws attention to the interfaces between learner engagement, creativity and critical digital literacy, as well as addressing the multilingual within the multiliteracies framework.
Addressing a significant gap in the field of multiliteracies by focusing on multilingualism, this book explores new digital spaces for language learning and methods of extending understandings of youth literacy in an increasingly interconnected world. Drawing on innovative and multi-site research projects based in mainstream and community schools in London and overseas, this book discusses how young people become engaged creatively and critically with literacy by demonstrating how digital storytelling can be used as a tool for language development. The book begins by considering linguistic, cultural, cognitive and social dimensions of language learning from a theoretical perspective, whilst the second part focuses on practical case studies that reflect and illustrate these theoretical principles.
Offering a powerful new perspective on multiliteracies pedagogy, Multilingual Digital Storytelling will appeal to researchers and academics in the fields of education, applied linguistics, sociology and youth and community studies. It will also be an invaluable resource for teachers, teacher educators, curriculum planners and policymakers.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jim Anderson and Vicky Macleroy Part 1: Principles Language and Literacy: Challenging Monocultural Discourses Jim Anderson. Technology, Culture and Cognition: Dialogic and Critical Approaches John Jessel. Multiliteracies Pedagogy Vicky Macleroy. Student Participant-Researchers: Learner Agency and Creative Engagement in Citizenship Anna Carlile. Crossing the school gates: Connecting homes and schools Yu-Chiao Chung Part 2: Practice Critical Connections: A Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project Jim Anderson and Vicky Macleroy. Profiteroles Jim Anderson, Yu-Chiao Chung and Vicky Macleroy. Chinese Zodiac Animals Jim Anderson Yu-Chiao Chung and Vicky Macleroy. I Like Myself, I Like My Life Jim Anderson, Yu-Chiao Chung and Vicky Macleroy. Inside the Asylum Jim Anderson, Yu-Chiao Chung and Vicky Macleroy. Les Fées Jim Anderson, Yu-Chiao Chung and Vicky Obied.
Jim Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Languages in Education in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Vicky Macleroy is a Senior Lecturer in English in Education in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.