Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years
- Jayne Metcalfe - University of Cumbria (Lancaster)
- Debbie Simpson - University of Cumbria (Lancaster)
- Ian Todd - University of Cumbria (Lancaster)
- Mike Toyn - University of Cumbria (Ambleside)
Classroom Applications of Technology | Primary English | Primary ICT
The book begins by asking 'what's new about new literacies?' and goes on to explore some technological innovations designed to support the emergent reader and writer. It considers verbal literacy, speaking and listening, and visual literacy. Readers are encourages to think through the issues surrounding inclusion and the legal and ethical issues raised by this post-typographic age. Throughout, practical guidance runs alongside structured critical thinking exercises to help the reader reflect on both theory and practice.
About the Thinking Through Education Series
Thinking Through Education is a series of texts designed and written specifically for those education students entering the second or final phase of their degree course. Structured around sets of specific 'skills', each chapter uses critical thinking and reflective exercises to develop greater subject knowledge and critical awareness. Each book contains links to the Teachers' Standards providing students with a clear transition from study to practice.
Jayne Metcalfe is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria. Jayne is involved in e-safety training of student teachers.
Debbie Simpson is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria. She is currently the acting Programme Leader for the Primary PGCE course.
Ian Todd is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria, with a specialism in English and an interest in the teaching of ICT.
Mike Toyn is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria where he also coordinates the teaching of primary ICT.
This book is a valuable resource for teacher educators, teachers and students teachers and it makes an important contribution to the field of the teaching of literacy in primary schools because it opens opportunities for technology and literacy to come together in meaningful and practical ways.
This book is a valuable resource in getting students to think through issues posed by an increasingly digital world. It provides a large number of case studies and further resources to explore which my students have enjoyed. I really liked the thematic organisation of each chapter around several main topics rather than the traditional chapter format. This makes dipping in the book and finding information really easy. The further reading sections, again, provide lots of ideas and links across the curriculum.
Not relevant to content of taught modules.
Interesting, well-informed and well-structured. This is an important topic which will increase in significance, so the book is timely and helpful.
Well written book dealing with contemporary issues and the role of computing and information technology in the development of literacy. Researched thinking underpins relevant practical ideas for the classroom.
Lovely text, well organised chapters and easy to navigate. Really interesting read.
An interesting text, with relevant chapters. Of particular interest is the chapter on 'Technological interventions in early literacy', which will usefully support students considering the role of IT in EY.
A very good text book that supports both the Computing and ICT and English module on the FdA T&L Support programme for primary support teachers
Interesting text which supported students understanding well.
Useful focus on the wide range of literacies available today. The chapters are relatively short and facilitate personal reflection and adopting a critical approach to literacies.