This unit is centred on the significant role of images and visual culture in children’s lives. It has a strong emphasis on literary multimodal texts, visual literacy and sensory literacies. Multimodal texts will include picture books, graphic novels, television, film, drama and performance, computer games, digital worlds, virtual and augmented reality storytelling, and social media platforms. You will further your knowledge commenced in core English units to examine the potential of multimodal texts and consider effective English and literacy pedagogies for progressing students’ reading, viewing and writing/composing achievement. You will also consider how to support students to become critical consumers and producers of multimodal and media texts, in a world where authenticity and reality is not always clear. This unit also requires you to develop skills in listening, speaking, viewing and representing through engagement with texts and each other.
|Unit name||Literature, Multimodality and Media|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Angela Thomas|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify, critique and apply key theoretical concepts
- Critically analyse and appraise the educational potential of multimodal texts
- Create learning experiences using multimodal texts
- Incorporate multimodality to communicate meaning
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