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Title: Multimodal literacies : 6-7 year old boys remembering, redesigning and remaking meaning in home and school
Author: Bhojwani, Petula Louise
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 1641
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2011
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Drawing on data collected over the course of one academic year from a sample group of ten, 6-7 year-old boys, this research focuses closely on examples of the production and development of multimodal texts produced by six of the boys in and out of school. Though analysis of the boys' drawings, their play and their talk about their cultural lives, the thesis tracks the boys' development over the year. In particular, it charts the ways in which the boys developed their composition skills and built their capacity to represent ideas, manipulate modes and combine and transfer elements from onscreen worlds and experiences to paper. The thesis explores the implications of the boys' increasing skill and sophistication in moving between modes and manipulating signs for literacy teaching in school. It argues for the importance of recognising popular cultural texts in school and calls for a re-evaluation of the definition of school text production.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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