Rethinking Multiliteracies: Deaf Children Storymakers in Ghana, India and Uganda.:Paper presented at the roundtable “Multiliteracies and multimodality in reclaiming authority in reading” Writing and Literacies SIG

Gillen, Julia and Papen, Uta (2021) Rethinking Multiliteracies: Deaf Children Storymakers in Ghana, India and Uganda.:Paper presented at the roundtable “Multiliteracies and multimodality in reclaiming authority in reading” Writing and Literacies SIG. In: American Educational Research Association Virtual Annual Meeting, 2021-04-092021-04-12, Virtual meeting.

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Abstract

Deaf children are often marginalised in countries in the Global South, deprived of opportunities to access education through their L1, a sign language. We discuss a Storymakers project, adapting a multiliteracies resource from Finland brought into a program in four locations in Ghana (1), India (2) and Uganda (1). Taking an ethnographic perspective we investigate how the children’s semiotic repertoires were expressed through diverse multimodalities, and what experiences and understandings of multiliteracies learning and teaching were enacted. Diverse findings demonstrate how the project was adapted and taken up by children and their teachers, leveraging multimodal capacities. This research provides support for the notion of semiotic repertoires as an inclusive notion and for a flexible approach to multiliteracies pedagogies.

Item Type:
Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title:
American Educational Research Association Virtual Annual Meeting
ID Code:
153695
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Deposited On:
18 Jun 2021 09:21
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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16 Oct 2021 23:56