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Published on February 27, 2009

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Slide 1: Created by: Dr. Rodney Webster University 2008 Changing Definitions & Approaches to Computer Mediated Literacy Pedagogy 1950’s – 2000 Part 1 of 3 How to use this podcast… : How to use this podcast… Rationale Listening Resources Literacy & Technology : Literacy & Technology Changing Definitions & Approaches to Computer Mediated Literacy Pedagogy 1950’s - 2000’s A Basic Framework( Deeper Conceptual Model is Available Online) : A Basic Framework( Deeper Conceptual Model is Available Online) The Nature of Literacy : The Nature of Literacy Definitions shifting since the 1950’s Pre 1950’s Literacy meant “home language” learning Centered on 3 Rs Reading, wRiting & aRithmetic 1950’s is characterized by global movements Decolonization (emergence of developing world) Launch of Sputnik (1957) (USA begins to question educational practices) Civil Rights and Anti-War Movements (1960’s) Literacy Instructional Approaches : Literacy Instructional Approaches Characterized by controversy Struggle for skills-based versus whole-language approaches Primarily or “exclusively print-based approach versus multiliteracies” Contention between “cultural heritage” and “critical literacy” theoretical models. (Mills 2005) The Nature of Literacy (Cont’d) : The Nature of Literacy (Cont’d) Decolonized peoples challenged the idea of single language hegemony Language of the colonizer vs. language of colonized Emergent struggle between cultural literacy (Reading and thinking in dominant/colonial language) And critical literacy (Reading & thinking in mother language) Deconstructionism, cultural responsiveness begin to affect reading based literacy instruction Literacy, Liberation & Globalism : Literacy, Liberation & Globalism Literacy is seen in developing world as a tool of challenging colonial dominance Similarly Literacy in native languages (bilingualism) is seen as a way of self-assertion Literacy in colonial tongue is seen as a tool to access power & economic growth Critical literacy (knowledge of power & self-determination) become new form of literacy Thinkers such as Paolo Freire begin to redefine literacy instruction as “critical pedagogy”. Continue to Part 2 : Continue to Part 2 Credits in Part 3

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