Multiple literacies in the ICT age: Implications for teachers and teacher educators, an Australian perspective

Fehring, H 2010, 'Multiple literacies in the ICT age: Implications for teachers and teacher educators, an Australian perspective' in S. Rodrigues (ed.) Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTS in Formal and Informal Learning Environments, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 180-206.


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Title Multiple literacies in the ICT age: Implications for teachers and teacher educators, an Australian perspective
Author(s) Fehring, H
Year 2010
Title of book Multiple Literacy and Science Education: ICTS in Formal and Informal Learning Environments
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication Hershey, PA
Editor(s) S. Rodrigues
Start page 180
End page 206
Subjects Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Summary The exponentially changing world of the Information Age is reflected in the emphasis on multiple literacies and the impact of information communication technology (lCT) in teaching and learning practices in global educational environments. Students' learning, teachers' curricula and teacher education programmes are being adapted to these changing circumstances. The concept of multiple literacies has had a powerful influence on classroom practice. Multimodal and multidimensional curricula have become the standard for students from a very young age to lifelong learners. While discipline-specific literacies such as scientific literacy are widely acknowledged as essential components of a multiple literacies concept, notions of 'information literacy' have taken centre stage in discussions of students' ability to access, retrieve and critically evaluate the information that floods the ICT driven delivery modes of the 21 st century. However, it is important to remember that learning is a complex process, and that "Who is looking after our children?" is still an essential question to ask.
Copyright notice © 2010 IGI Global
Keyword(s) Information Age
information communication technology
ICT
information literacy
teaching and learning
global educational environments
teacher education programmes
lifelong learning
ISBN 9781615206902
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