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UCT Teaching and Learning Conference

Join us at the UCT Teaching and Learning Conference on 2 August 2017 for a presentation of the Changing Writing project.

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Changing Writing

Presentation style

PechaKucha style short presentations by members of the project:
Arlene Archer, Rachel Weiss, Christine Price, Akisha Pearman, Nicola Pallitt.

 Abstract

‘Changing Writing’ is a three year research project in CHED. It aims to investigate the changing status and forms of writing in Higher Education in a digital age with a focus on student access and diversity. Contemporary writing is marked by an increasing multiplicity and integration of different forms of meaning-making, including images, sound, layout. Technological changes are transforming how writing is produced, distributed and accessed. This has implications for teaching writing particularly as writing remains the main mode of assessment. As we are at the beginning of the project, five key concepts will be explored as theoretical building blocks for the study. These include: Affordance (Nicola Pallit), Precedent (Christine Price), Multimodal Competence (Akisha Pearman), Voice (Arlene Archer) and Stance (Rachel Weiss). Through PechaKucha style short presentations, we explore how these concepts can be applied to a range of Higher Education contexts, texts and practices, and how these concepts allow us to think more deeply about student access and diversity through changing dominant writing practices in Higher Education spaces and interpretive events such as assessment.

 

8ICOM Coming Soon!

8th International Conference on Multimodality

MULTIMODAL LANDSCAPES: DESIGNING – CHANGING – SHAPING

The 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) aims to provide a platform for international scholars, educators and practitioners to share and discuss research, trends and implications of developments in the field of multimodality. The conference invites a range of interests and disciplines including Applied Linguistics, Education, Communication Studies, Museum Studies, Engineering, Commerce, Health Sciences, Film and Media, English, and Art to present on themes which explore the designing, shaping, exploring and changing of multimodal landscapes.

Venue:  Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), Boundry Road, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

Host: South African Multimodality in Education (SAME) research team, University of Cape Town

Date: 7-9 December 2016

3rd Call for 8icom abstracts

Third call for abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.

Abstract Deadline: 1 August, 2016

Conference theme: Multimodality Landscape: Designing, changing, shaping.

We envisage a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Multimodal Landscapes’ with sub themes divided into research, pedagogy and practice. The conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers that consider a multimodal approach towards the research areas identified below. The list, however, is not intended to be limiting.
– Communication and identity
– Technology and digital access
– Teaching, learning and assessment
– Change and transformation
– Signs and signage in space and place
– Framing and frameworks
– Materiality and artefacts
– Online abstract submission will open soon.

Queries can be sent to samultimodality@gmail.com

Submit an abstract at http://8icom.co.za/abstracts.html

Feedback on the review of abstracts will be provided on August 30th , 2016

For more information please visit www.8icom.co.za

 

2nd call for 8icom Abstracts

Second call for abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.

Abstract Deadline: 1 June, 2016

Conference theme: Multimodality Landscape: Designing, changing, shaping.

We envisage a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Multimodal Landscapes’ with sub themes divided into research, pedagogy and practice. The conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers that consider a multimodal approach towards the research areas identified below. The list, however, is not intended to be limiting.
– Communication and identity
– Technology and digital access
– Teaching, learning and assessment
– Change and transformation
– Signs and signage in space and place
– Framing and frameworks
– Materiality and artefacts
– Online abstract submission will open soon.

For more details on the conference and how to submit an abstract, please visit: www.8icom.co.za

 

The 8th International Conference on Multimodality 2016

We’re happy to announce that SAME will be hosting the 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) in Cape Town, South Africa. For details of the conference, please visit: www.8icom.co.za

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation which focuses on the following theme: Multimodality Landscape: Designing, changing, shaping.

We envisage a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Multimodal Landscapes’ with sub themes divided into research, pedagogy and practice. The conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers that consider a multimodal approach towards the research areas identified below. The list, however, is not intended to be limiting.
– Communication and identity
– Technology and digital access
– Teaching, learning and assessment
– Change and transformation
– Signs and signage in space and place
– Framing and frameworks
– Materiality and artefacts
– Online abstract submission will open soon.

For details on how to submit an abstract, please visit: www.8icom.co.za

Abstract Deadline: April 16th, 2016.

Book Launch: Multimodal Approaches to Research and Pedagogy

Congratulations to Arlene Archer and Denise Newfield on the publication of their edited book “Multimodal Approaches to Research and Pedagogy: Recognition, Resources, and Access”

The book can be purchased from Routledge at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415716734/.

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An exciting and much needed contribution to the field of multimodality, brining a social justice agenda to curriculum and policy – transformative work, richly informative and hugely important.

Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, UK

This book brings together social semiotics, cultural studies, multiliteracies, and other approaches in order to theorize very different learning environments, giving visibility to the modal effect in a range of disciplines. It highlights the ideological nature of discursive practices, examines questions of access, and argues for transformation of these practices, with a constant eye on issues of social justice and equity. Contributors argue that we can harness learners’ representational resources through making these resources visible, and creating less regulated spaces in the curriculum in which they can be used. Examples from primary education through to adult continuing education are used throughout the text.

Content:

Preface …………………………………………………………………………….Carey Jewitt

Chapter 1: Challenges and Opportunities of Multimodal Approaches to Education in South Africa ………………..……………………………Arlene Archer and Denise Newfield

Part I: Recognising Resources: Multimodal Texts and Practices

Chapter 2: “The Pen Talks My Story”: South African Children’s Multimodal Storytelling as Artistic Practice……………………………………………Susan Harrop-Allin

Chapter 3: Resources, Representation and Regulation in Civil Engineering Drawing: An Autoethnographic Perspective…………………………………..Zach Simpson

Chapter 4: Arguing Art………………………………………..Joni Brenner and Arlene Archer

Chapter 5: Teaching Visual Narratives Using a Social Semiotic Framework: The Case of Manga ………………………………………………………………………Cheng-Wen Huang

Chapter 6: Students’ Mindmaps of the Role of Technology in Academic and Social Communication Networks ………………………….Cheryl Brown and Laura Czerniewicz

Chapter 7: Mobile Literacies: Messaging, txt and Social Media in the m4Lit Project ………………………………………………………………………………………Marion Walton

Part II: Redesigning Resources: Multimodal Pedagogies and Access

Chapter 8: Design: The Rhetorical Work of Shaping the Semiotic World …………………………………………………………………………..Gunther Kress

Chapter 9: Multimodality and Medicine: Designing for Social Futures ……………………………………………………… Rachel Weiss

Chapter 10: An Aesthetic Language for Teaching and Learning: Multimodality and Contemporary Art Practice ……………………………………………………David Andrew

Chapter 11. Jewellery Students as Designers of Meaning: A Multimodal Approach to Semiotic Resources ……………………………………………………………Safia Salaam

Chapter 12. Designing Assessment of Multimodal Representations of Themes from ‘Pleasure Reading’ ………………………………………………………………Yvonne Reed