New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning

New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning

New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning

New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning

Synopsis

The World Has Changed- So Should the Way You Teach

This thought-provoking book argues that education has failed totake into account how much the world has changed since theinformation technology revolution and that education requires atotally new mindset to become relevant. The authors describethe new social practices and new literacies associated with adigital world and offer suggestions on where change shouldoccur.

Excerpt

The second edition of New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning loses no time in establishing itself as the rightful successor to the first edition. Although at first glance this claim might seem an odd, even unnecessary, statement given the fairly common practice of publishing subsequent editions of books that do well initially, I stand by it for several reasons. First and foremost, I want to emphasize that Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel are once again at their best – doing what they do so well as writers – pulling readers effortlessly through complex ideas made understandable by a lively and engaging style of writing. Their deep and abiding interest in developing a viable concept of new literacies is palpable, and it is this interest that keeps their scholarship fresh and their writing credible.

Another reason for stating what might otherwise seem obvious is this: not all second editions measure up when compared to an earlier edition. New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning does, however, and it does so in both practical and pedagogically sound ways. In just the few short years since publication of the first edition, new technologies . . .

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