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.
1. A history of the multimodal classroom from antiquity to the nineteenth century
2. Multimodality in the Montessori classroom
3. Pedagogy, curriculum and assessment: Multimodal practices that engage students with and in learning
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
7. Teaching multimodal literacy: A focus on the comprehension and representation of gesture in oral interactions
8. The multimodal blog: Co-Authored texts in the primary and middle years classroom
9. Multimodal metalanguage
10. Applying multimodal research to the tertiary foreign language classroom: Looking at gaze
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
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.