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Multimodality Across Classrooms

Learning About and Through Different Modalities, 1st Edition

Edited by Helen de Silva Joyce, Susan Feez


214 pages | 65 B/W Illus.

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This volume takes a broad view of multimodality as it applies to a wide range of subject areas, curriculum design, and classroom processes to examine the ways in which multiple modes combine in contemporary classrooms and its subsequent impact on student learning. Grounded in a systemic functional linguistic framework and featuring contributions from scholars across educational and multimodal research, the book begins with a historical overview of multimodality’s place in Western education and then moves to a discussion of the challenges and rewards of integrating multimodal texts and ever-evolving technologies in a variety of settings, include primary, language, music, early childhood, Montessori, and online classrooms. As a state of the art of teaching and learning through different modalities in different educational contexts, this book is an indispensable resource for students and scholars in applied linguistics, multimodality, and language education.

Table of Contents

1. A history of the multimodal classroom from antiquity to the nineteenth century

John Gaudin

2. Multimodality in the Montessori classroom

Susan Feez

3. Pedagogy, curriculum and assessment: Multimodal practices that engage students with and in learning

Katina Zammit

4. Multimodal pedagogies for teaching language and grammar in the early years

Imogene Cochrane Bond

5. The multimodal classroom in the digital age: The use of 360 degree videos for online teaching and learning

Kay L. O’Halloran et al.

6. Writing, talking and drawing about music: Transformations of musical knowledge in the multimodal music classroom

Trish Weekes

7. Teaching multimodal literacy: A focus on the comprehension and representation of gesture in oral interactions

Thu Ngo

8. The multimodal blog: Co-Authored texts in the primary and middle years classroom

Rachael Adlington

9. Multimodal metalanguage

Lucy Macnaught

10. Applying multimodal research to the tertiary foreign language classroom: Looking at gaze

Thomas Amundrud

11. Cohesion and tension in tertiary students’ digital compositions: Implications for teaching and assessment of multimodal compositions

Margarita Felipe Fajardo

12. Beyond the classroom: Museum visits and resources

Jennifer Blunden and Pauline Fitzgerald

About the Editors

Helen de Silva Joyce is a freelance researcher and educator, with expertise in language research and curriculum development, affiliated with the University of New England and Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Susan Feez is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New England, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Multimodality

Edited by Kay O'Halloran, Routledge Studies in Multimodality aims to advance knowledge of multimodal resources such as language, visual images, gesture, action, music, sound, 3-D artefacts, architecture and space, as well as the ways these resources integrate to create meaning in multimodal objects and events.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General