New Literacies and Teacher Learning

New Literacies and Teacher Learning : Professional Development and the Digital Turn

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New Literacies and Teacher Learning examines the complexities of teacher professional development today in relation to new literacies and digital technologies, set within the wider context of strong demands for teachers to be innovative and to improve students' learning outcomes. Contributors hail from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, Mexico, Norway, and the U.S., and work in a broad range of situations, grade levels, activities, scales, and even national contexts. Projects include early year education through to adult literacy education and university contexts, describing a range of approaches to taking up new literacies and digital technologies within diverse learning practices. While the authors present detailed descriptions of using various digital resources like movie editing software, wikis, video conferencing, Twitter, and YouTube, they all agree that digital "stuff" - while important - is not the central concern. Instead, what they foreground in their discussions are theory-informed pedagogical orientations, collaborative learning theories, the complexities of teachers' workplaces, and young people's interests. Thus, a key premise in this collection is that teaching and learning are about deep engagement, representing meanings in a range of ways. These include acknowledging relationships and knowledge; thinking critically about events, phenomena, and processes; and participating in valued social and cultural activities. The book shows how this kind of learning doesn't simply occur in a one-off session, but takes time, commitment, and multiple opportunities to interact with others, to explore, play, make mistakes, and get it right.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 150 x 225 x 15.24mm | 380g
  • Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1433129116
  • 9781433129117
  • 686,850

About Michele Knobel

Michele Knobel (BEd, University College of Southern Queensland; MEd, University of Southern Queensland; MEd.TESOL and PhD, Queensland University of Technology) is a professor at Montclair State University. Her publications include New Literacies (2011, with Colin Lankshear) and A New Literacies Reader (Peter Lang, 2013, edited with Colin Lankshear).
Judy Kalman (BA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; M.S., Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados-IPN; PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is a professor at DIE-CINVESTAV, Mexico City. Publications include Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America (2013, edited with Brian Street) and El Profe 2.0 (2013, with Iran Guerrero and Oscar Hernandez).
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Table of contents

Contents: Michele Knobel/Judy Kalman: Teacher Learning, Digital Technologies and New Literacies - Oscar Hernandez Razo/Victor Rendon Cazales/Judy Kalman: Accompaniment: A Socio-Cultural Approach for Rethinking Practice and Uses of Digital Technologies with Teachers - Susi Bostock/Kathleen Lisi-Neumann/Melissa Collucci: Doing-It-Ourselves Development: (Re)defining, (Re)designing and (Re)valuing the Role of Teaching, Learning, and Literacies - Heather Lotherington/Stephanie Fisher/Jennifer Jenson/Laura Mae Lindo: Professional Development from the Inside Out: Redesigning Learning through Collaborative Action Research - Ola Erstad: Literacy Spaces, Digital Pathways and Connected Learning: Teachers' Professional Development in Times of New Mobilities - Reijo Kupiainen/Hanna Leinonen/Marita Makinen/Angela Wiseman: A Digital Book Project with Primary Education Teachers in Finland - Ines Dussel: Professional Development and Digital Literacies in Argentinean Classrooms: Rethinking "What Works" in Massive Technology Programs - Teresa Strong-Wilson/Claudia Mitchell/Marcea Ingersoll: Exploring Multidirectional Memory-Work and the Digital as a Phase Space for Teacher Professional Development - Erik Jacobson: Expanding Notions of Professional Development in Adult Basic Education - Carly Biddolph/Jen Scott Curwood: #PD: Examining the Intersection of Twitter and Professional Learning - Christina Cantrill/Kylie Peppler: Connected Learning Professional Development: Production-Centered and Openly Networked Teaching Communities.
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