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Title: Multimodal literacy in English Language and Literature teaching: The design, implementation and evaluation of a one-to-one wireless laptop programme in a Singapore high school
Authors: Towndrow, Phillip A. (Phillip Alexander)
Wan Fareed
Vaish, Viniti, 1964-
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: Research Brief;11-006
Abstract: This project investigated what happens in English Language and Literature learning when every student has a laptop computer to use in school and at home. The data were collected from teachers, students and school administrators in a series of questionnaires, classroom observations, meetings, focus group discussions, informal conversations, and interviews. Findings revealed a complex web of relationships between the stakeholders that translated into an uneven picture of professional practice in the laptop initiative. Whereas teachers opted for direct and traditional instructional methods, a fine-grained analysis showed that students were able, on occasions, to create meanings using a range of representational modes. Overall, the study highlighted the need to further build teachers’ capabilities in multimodality, knowledge creation, and the design of student-centred learning.
Description: This brief was based on the project OER 27/08 PT: Multimodal Literacy in English Language and Literature Teaching: The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a One-to-One Wireless Laptop Programme in a Singapore High School.
ISSN: 2010-3093
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