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Partners, pedagogy and technology: A year 7 boy's reading progress

Cumming-Potvin, W. (2008) Partners, pedagogy and technology: A year 7 boy's reading progress. Curriculum perspectives, 28 (3). pp. 37-47.

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    In a world of technological change and cultural diversity, powering students for academic, economic and personal success necessitates new ways of doing literacy (Lankshear & Snyder, 2000; Lo Bianco & Freebody, 1997; Luke & Freebody, 1999; Unsworth, 2002). This paper explores the ‘new basics’ of literacy during reading tasks in a primary classroom, involving student interaction with diverse partners and contexts, including use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Ai qualitative study undertaken in Western Australia, tracked the reading progress of Art, a Year 7 student who engaged in multimodal activities in the learning community. Selected results suggest that Art increased his level of development and re-positioned his identity during learning opportunities involving scaffolding, or support.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
    Publisher: Australian Curriculum Studies Association
    Copyright: © The Author
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