A movement on the reading and writing change from a focus on individuals interaction and social and cultural practices (Heath, 1983, Barton, 1994; Gee, 1996; Street, 1984 & 1995).
3 fields of thought :
1) NLS – literacy takes place everywhere + context shapes literacy development -- (Heath, 1983, Barton, 1994; Gee, 1996; and Street, 1984 & 1995) reading and writing only make sense when studied in the context of social and cultural (+ historical, political, and economic) practices.
2) Multiliteracies (New London Group, 1996)
– the screen has changed the way we learn literacy + teaching overtly & critically to new skills from new technologies is essential
3) Multimodal literacy – an expansion of our understanding of texts – written forms + oral, visual, or gestural modes (Heath and Street ,2008)
a greater social network can be formed (Street, 2004).