Technology, Literacy, Learning
A Multimodal Approach
By Carey Jewitt
Routledge – 2009 – 192 pages
With the recent explosion of technology into the world of education across the globe, this book sets out a framework for rethinking the three key areas of schooling that are most affected by technology's impact on education today: knowledge as curriculum; learning and pedagogy and literacy across the curriculum. A well-known author in this field, Jewitt takes the reader through an analysis of teaching and learning with materials such as CD-ROMs, websites, the Internet, computer programming applications and computer games, relating each in turn to the main curriculum topics.
Through this detailed scrutiny the following questions emerge:
Through these questions, this book demonstrates that mode, technology and curriculum knowledge are fundamentally connected and describes how teacher and student roles in the classroom could be altered in the face of new technologies.
1. Learning and Teaching in the Environment of New Technologies 2. Page and Screen in Learning: Image, Sound and Movement 3. Turning a Multimodal Lens on Technology Mediated Learning 4. The Reshaping of Curriculum Knowledge 5. Learning as Multimodal Accomplishment 6. Multimodal Literacy 7. Pedagogy, Roles and Relations 8. Conclusion
Dr Carey Jewitt is a Reader of Education and Technology at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London. She is co-editor of the journal Visual Communication and has previously published A Handbook of Multimodal Analysis and English in Urban Classrooms: A Multimodal Perspective on Teaching and Learning with Routledge.