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Workshop by Rick Kern, January 25, 2008

Pedagogical Workshop on Literacy-Based Language Teaching by Rick Kern, Professor of French and Director of Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley Writing and the visual media are our main resources for learning about and relating to all the past and present worlds outside our own community. When we examine the particular ways that other…

Lecture by Mark Warschauer, February 2, 2007

Learning, Change, and Power: Competing Frames of Technology and Literacy by Mark Warschauer, Department of Education, University of California, Irvine Three main frameworks shape how we think about digital technologies and literacy. The frame of learning attends to how use of new technologies affects the development of reading, writing, and academic literacy. The frame of…

Lecture by Janet Swaffar, September 22, 2006

Some Thoughts on the Cultural Permutations of Literacy in Language Teaching by Janet Swaffar, Professor of German, Department of Germaic Studies, University of Texas at Austin This talk explores literacy as a culturally marked phenomenon that has many dimensions. I will start with examples of how cultural contexts manifest themselves among different genres for different…

Lecture by Martha C. Pennington, March 21, 2001

Changing Relationships Between Context and Communication from Pre-Language to Post-Language by Marth C. Pennington, Powdrill Professor English Language Acquisition, University of Luton, England A review of the changing contexts of communication in relation to the development in human history of spoken and written language, looking at the trends in oracy and literacy including the impact…

Colloquium: Technology, Language and Literacy

The purpose of this colloquium is to initiate a discussion on some of the issues raised by the use of computer technology for the development of literacy, be it in a first or in a second language. What kinds of formal and contextual constraints does the medium impose on the creation of texts? What kind…

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