News 30-Nov-2016

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30-Nov-2016 - Cliff Top Literacies - NP3 paper accepted for submission at AERA 2017[edit]

NP3 AERA Jellyfish copy.jpg Cliff Top Literacies: Digital technologies supporting composing literacies in an English primary (elementary) school by Julia Gillen has been accepted for inclusion in the AERA annual conference in San Antonio, Texas next April. The paper, which is based on data from one of the NP3 study schools, provides 'multimodal vignettes' of digital composition practices in the school, involving children spanning the five to eleven age range. The paper hints at the diversity in children's out of school practices which often blur the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds. It argues that the vignettes illustrate how the school mitigates the mandatory 'literacy' curriculum (with its focus on standardised assessment of spelling, punctuation and grammar) in order to prioritise the needs, values and interests of the pupils.

Read the summary of the paper that was submitted to AERA