Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World

Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World

Description

Motivating Literacy Learners in Today's World provides insights into a broad spectrum of children's literacy learning. Motivation is the key theme and the authors show how this can be achieved through reading for pleasure; in writing activities at a number of levels; and through oral language development. They demonstrate how the active promotion of culturally appropriate pedagogical approaches support motivation and engagement in literacy learning. There is a valuable discussion of the issues surrounding motivation for students who struggle with decoding text as well as strategies for practice that can overcome barriers and improve learning. How creative and interactive processes of drama can be used to contextualise and animate text provide a fresh insight into innovative ways to motivate literacy learning. There are also challenges to the commonly held conceptualisation of being literate created by the use and potential of digital technologies. This concept of multiliteracies opens the way for thinking about contexts, modalities and ways of knowing in today's world.


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Details

Author(s)
Jo Fletcher, Faye Parkhill, Gail T. Gillon
Format
Paperback | 148 pages
Dimensions
170.18 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
Publication date
01 Dec 2010
Publisher
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Press
Publication City/Country
Wellington, New Zealand
Language
English
Illustrations note
b/w illustrations
ISBN10
1877398659
ISBN13
9781877398650
Bestsellers rank
37,620