New Literacies: Changing Knowledge in the Classroom

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McGraw-Hill International, Oct 1, 2006 - Education - 278 pages
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The World Has Changed—So Should the Way You Teach

This thought-provoking book argues that education has failed to take into account how much the world has changed since the information technology revolution and that education requires a totally new mindset to become relevant. The authors describe the new social practices and new literacies associated with a digital world and offer suggestions on where change should occur.


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This book is dense reading. If you can make it through the excruciating opening, you can get to some interesting sections. There is a lot of repetition in this lengthy book. Read full review

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okay, of all the books i read this semester, i actually ENJOYED this one! Read full review


Introduction to the Second Edition
Part 1 Whats New?
Part 2 New Literacies in Everyday Practice
Part 3 Classroom Learning Meets New Literacies

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About the author (2006)

Colin Lankshear is Professor of Literacy and New Technologies at James Cook University, Australia, Visiting Scholar at McGill University, Canada, and an Adjunct Teacher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Michele Knobel is Professor of Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Central Queensland University, Australia.

Colin and Michele are the authors of A Handbook for Teacher Research (Open University Press, 2004), and Boys, Literacies and Schooling (with Leonie Rowan and Chris Bigum, 2001) as well as numerous other books and articles.

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