The textuality of learning contexts

Satchwell, Candice orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8111-818X and Ivanič, Roz (2007) The textuality of learning contexts. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 15 (3). pp. 303-316. ISSN 1468-1366

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A significant aspect of learning contexts is the way in which semiotic artefacts mediate learning within them. The Literacies for Learning in Further Education (LfLFE) project is researching the role of texts and associated communicative practices in constructing and mediating teaching and learning, in shaping communities, in constructing and sustaining relationships, and in helping students to achieve their goals. A particular aim of the project is to identify ways in which people can bring literacy practices from one context into another to act as resources for learning in the new context. In this paper we explain what we mean by ‘literacy practices’, demonstrate the textuality of learning contexts through examples from contrasting curriculum areas, and show how learning can be enhanced by mobilising literacy practices from one context to another.

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