Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to the October edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on literacy research in early childhood, primary and tertiary settings.

In the first article 'Revisiting Rosenblatt's Aesthetic Response Through The Arrival' Sylvia Pantaleo revisits Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reading and shows how instruction around visual elements of art and design can facilitate students aesthetic responses to text. The following two articles report on research around new technologies in primary classrooms. Lisa Kervin, Irina Verenikina, Pauline Jones and Olivea Beath report on a study that investigated the synergies between literacy, technology and classroom practice. Using Activity Theory as a framework they present data from 213 teacher surveys related to their use of and engagement with new technologies. In the next article, 'Touching, tapping ... thinking? Examining the dynamic materiality of touch pad devices for literacy learning', Maureen Walsh and Alyson Simpson present data from an ongoing international study on Year 5 students using iPads alongside print based texts in their literacy lessons. The fourth article continues this theme of new technologies. In her article 'Early Childhood Designs for Multiliteracies Learning', Sandra Hesterman reports on five case studies and illustrates how teacher pedagogy impacts on the quality of children's Multiliteracies learning experiences. …

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