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Enhancing literacy learning in a classroom community: Integrating information and communication technology into a literature based English program

Cumming-Potvin, W. (2003) Enhancing literacy learning in a classroom community: Integrating information and communication technology into a literature based English program. In: 18th Annual Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) Forum 2003, 9 August 2003, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus

Abstract

Empowering students for academic and economic success in a world of technological change and cultural diversity involves new basics of literacy (Bianco & Freebody, 1997; Lankshear & Snyder, 2000; Luke & Freebody, 1999; Unsworth, 2002) These 'new basics' should allow students to reflect on and respond critically to texts. This presentation reports on a research project in progress, which aims to improve primary school students' construction and application of knowledge in literacy, particularly in relation to online learning. A qualitative approach, involving an action/reflection process is used to integrate ICT into an upper primary classroom to examine the role of scaffolding in students' literacy learning.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10476
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