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Practising Information Literacy by Sanna Talja, Annemaree Lloyd

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Chapter 10

Dialogic literacy: A sociocultural literacy learning approach

Vesa Korhonen

There are many competing and overlapping conceptions of what the new literacies are (Bawden 2001). The main aim of this chapter is to outline and examine the possibilities of ‘dialogic literacy’ as a basis for pedagogic thinking in teaching, learning and schooling. Uses and forms of reading and writing have undergone profound changes over the last decade, which call for a change in the pedagogic understanding of literacy learning. According to Bezemer and Kress (2008), two trends mark the developments. Digital media, rather than texts and books, are increasingly becoming the sites of learning in different areas of life. Second, the written word is being ...

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