About GCLR In 2009, Global Conversations in Literacy Research: A Series of Web Seminars (GCLR) was founded as a critical literacy project committed to providing open and free access to literacy scholarship through web seminars featuring internationally recognized scholars. GCLR features interactive Internet presentations that provide literacy and language arts researchers of all ranks with the opportunity to [...]
“This website explores academic literacy practices and the development of academic literacy in Hong Kong, especially in the context of English medium tertiary education. It addresses questions which would be of interest to educators in Hong Kong and elsewhere, including:
How can university literacy practices be described?
What English language tasks are students expected to complete in their disciplinary courses, and what skills and competencies do these tasks demand?
How can the development of academic literacy be fostered, both in and outside the classroom?
The projects that are described here draw on two inter-related approaches to language education. The first approach is English for Specific Purposes (ESP), which is concerned with the development of discipline-specific literacies, such as ‘English for Law’ or ‘English for Science’. Students taking courses in ESP learn to: 1. Interpret and evaluate spoken and written texts, with reference to accepted disciplinary conventions and modes of argumentation; 2. Creatively and critically construct disciplinary genres, which are relevant to their course of study and future workplace interactions; 3. Enact appropriate identities in their disciplines. The second approach is that taken by New Literacy Studies, and is specifically concerned with the impact of new media and popular culture on the development of literacy. This approach problematizes school-based literacy, and investigates out-of-class literacy practices in order to inform in-class teaching practices, for example, the use of new media by students to create personally meaningful digital stories. Among other things, the projects on this website consider how such an approach may usefully be applied in the development of discipline-specific literacy.”
Welcome to the Academic literacy website. Retrieved on January 20, 2013 at http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/acadlit/
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As ubiquitous media content is orienting the interest of 21st century’s writers towards creating and publishing multimodal compositions (posters, digital stories, websites, online texts etc.) out of school and workplace, educators look for ways of incorporating these “new literacies” (New London Group, 1996) into student’s writing activities that are opportunities for mediating voice and identity within the socio-cultural perspective of language learning. This blog’s purpose is to examine the tools of new literacies as a way of motivating students in writing and promoting students’ discursive consciousness in expressing style, voice, and identity in classroom settings.