8/21/12  EFFECTIVE LITERACY  PEDAGOGY: AMPLIFIED BY  TECHNOLOGY?                Lisa Kervin                lkervin@uow.edu...
8/21/12THE QUESTIONS WE ASK:    What   technologies do teachers use     in their literacy pedagogy?    For what purposes...
8/21/12The literacy  teacher               The delivery of a literacy                  experience using                   ...
8/21/12                  The wider school               community - leadership,               other teachers, students    ...
8/21/12                                   The transformed                                  object - improved?             ...
8/21/12Literacy teaching in the ‘digital    revolution’ is not merely business-as-usual with a new              tool.There...
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  1. 1. 8/21/12 EFFECTIVE LITERACY PEDAGOGY: AMPLIFIED BY TECHNOLOGY? Lisa Kervin lkervin@uow.edu.au Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, NSW With acknowledgement to my colleagues: Irina Verenikina and Pauline JonesBACKGROUNDIn recent years therehas been large-scaleinvestment oftechnology (computers,laptops, wirelessconnectivity, IWBs, mobilecommunication devices …)in many Australianschools  The pedagogical practices of many teachers are now being influenced by the introduction of the technology  What does this mean for literacy?BACKGROUNDWe see technology in the literacyclassroom as a way to mediate:  Learning and communicating (Castek, 2008, Leu et al 2004)  New dispositions and discourses (Gee, 2007; Kress, 2003)  Semiotic contexts characterised by multimodality (New London Group, 1996; Hull & Schulz, 2001) 1
  2. 2. 8/21/12THE QUESTIONS WE ASK:  What technologies do teachers use in their literacy pedagogy?  For what purposes are these technologies used?  Who uses the technologies?  What literacy knowledge and skills are enabled by the use of these technologies? What is the relationship between technologies and literacy pedagogy?WHY ACTIVITY THEORY?  Teacher as a subject of a pedagogical activity  Captures the complexity of the use of technologies in the classroom  Identify and analyse contradictions between the subject and various elements of the activity  Views technology as a tool to achieve pedagogical goal  Pedagogy driven, not technology driven 2
  3. 3. 8/21/12The literacy teacher The delivery of a literacy experience using technology Technology, lesson materials, assessment, teaching practices 3
  4. 4. 8/21/12 The wider school community - leadership, other teachers, students Classroom regulations and conventions (behaviours, theory), as well as school policy,The division of power between the subject and the community 4
  5. 5. 8/21/12 The transformed object - improved? Not improved? Activity theory provides aframework for understanding thedynamic and cyclical relationship of application and evaluation, as the subject (teacher) applies atool (such as laptops, IWB, mobile communication device) to accomplish a goal (improved literacy based teaching and learning). Or the technology leading the literacy?Is the literacy leading the technology? How can we know? 5
  6. 6. 8/21/12Literacy teaching in the ‘digital revolution’ is not merely business-as-usual with a new tool.There are possible synergies anddisjunctions between technology, school culture and literacy pedagogy. 6

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