Teaching Young Learners in a Superdiverse World: Multimodal Approaches and Perspectives, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Teaching Young Learners in a Superdiverse World

Multimodal Approaches and Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Heather Lotherington, Cheryl Paige


240 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-06-07
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This book documents a collaborative action research project in one school where researchers and practitioners worked together to develop multimodal literacies and pedagogies for diverse, multilingual elementary classrooms. Following chronologically from Lotherington’s Pedagogy of Multiliteracies (2011), this volumepicks up after teachers and researchers have learned how to work efficiently as a learning community to offer project-based learning approaches. This edited collection relates how teachers and students of different grade levels, language backgrounds, and abilities developed a shared agenda and created a framework for effective and inclusive practices. Contributors demonstrate that collaboration, creative pedagogical solutions and innovative project-based learning are all essential parts of learning and teaching socially appropriate and responsive literacies in a multimodal, superdiverse world.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jim Cummins Introduction Heather Lotherington & Cheryl Paige Part I Contextualizing our learning community 1. Creating a culture of success at Joyce Public School Cheryl Paige 2. We speak your language Heather Lotherington & Farah Rahemtula 3. Learning as play Stephanie Fisher, Jennifer Jenson, Heather Lotherington, Stephanie Florence, & Chris Lee Part II Multimodal project-based learning for superdiverse learners 4. Designing collaborative learning spaces Rhea Perreira-Foyle & Heather Lotherington 5. Using disciplined improvisational learning to include students with challenges Stephanie Fisher & Brian Chandrapal 6. What if it flops? Learning as doing Laura Mae Lindo & Cheryl Paige 7. Welcoming parents into children’s learning Cheryl Paige, Michelle Holland-Spencer, Lesley Wilton & Deborah Surtees 8. Global social justice perspectives in the superdiverse classroom: Focus on the refugee My-Linh Hang-Coleman, Buu Hang, Rhea Perreira-Foyle & Andrew Schmitt Part III Learning in the globally shifting educational landscape 9. Sharing authority for learning Heather Lotherington & Sandra Chow 10. 21st century learning as discovery Cheryl Paige & Heather Lotherington Conclusion

About the Editors

Heather Lotherington is Professor of Multilingual Education at York University, Canada.

Cheryl Paige is an education consultant and former principal of Joyce Public School, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Emilie Coin: [email protected] – Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Research