LLED565H – Developments in theory, research and practices for literacy Education: changing views of readers

Topic: Developments in theory, research and practices for literacy Education: changing views of readers

Instructor: Dr. Robert Tierney

Credits: 3

Overview:
The course is intended to engage students with key developments in our notions of readers and writers as well as literacy education globally and nationally over the last sixty years. The course will afford students an opportunity to delve into the major shifts or turns in the dominant frames enlisted to understand readers, literacy and literacy development over the past 60 years. These shifts involve the move from behaviorism to cognition to socio-cultural to socio-political-critical theoretical notions of literacy as well as some other emerging developments from digital literacies to indigenous concerns to critical reflexivity and globalization. The course follows the developments from notions of the skilled reader to the strategic reader to the reader as writer, socio-cultural, critical reader, digital-media reader to the global reader. Of direct relevance to research and theory, they involve the development of constructivist’s notions of meaning making, process-oriented views of literacy, studies of teaching and learning fueled by metacognitive thinking, the advent of socio-linguistic analyses, the advent of new literacies in a globalized world and examination of our epistemologies.

Course offered either online or face-to-face; contact Dr. Rob Tierney at rob.tierney@ubc.ca for more information.

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