Moving Ideas: Multimodality and Embodied Learning in Communities and Schools (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 65)

Moving Ideas: Multimodality and Embodied Learning in Communities and Schools (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies 65)

By: Mira-Lisa Katz (editor)Paperback

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What does it look and feel like to communicate, create, compose, comprehend, teach, and learn with our bodies? Reaching beyond existing scholarship on multimodality and literacies, Moving Ideas expands our capacity to understand the embodied dimensions of learning and stretches our repertoires for more artfully describing them. Wresting language away from its historically privileged place at the center of social science research and practice, this collection examines the strategic layering across semiotic modes, challenging educators and researchers to revisit many of our most elemental assumptions about communication, learning, and development. The corporeal pedagogies these authors describe illuminate a powerful kind of learning that we know far too little about; in this age of accountability and high-stakes testing, failing to pay adequate attention to the promise of multimodality means forfeiting significant resources that could be used to innovatively engage people of all ages in education broadly conceived.

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About Author

Currently Professor of English Education and Applied Linguistics at Sonoma State University, Mira-Lisa Katz earned a PhD in education in language, literacy, and culture from the University of California, Berkeley. Katz is the recipient of several awards and has presented her research internationally and published in numerous journals.

Contents

Contents: Mira-Lisa Katz: Growth in Motion: Supporting Young Women's Embodied Identity and Cognitive Development Through Dance After School - Catherine Kroll: Chroma Harmonia: Multimodal Pedagogy Through Universal Design for Learning - David Leventhal: "All the World's a Stage": Musings on Teaching Dance to People With Parkinson's - Keli Yerian: The Communicative Body in Women's Self-Defense Courses - Erica Tom/Mira-Lisa Katz: Pasture Pedagogy: Field and Classroom Reflections on Embodied Teaching - Nina Haft: 36 Jewish Gestures - Eliot Fintushel: Thinking with Your Skin: Paradoxical Ideas in Physical Theater - Tori Truss/Mira-Lisa Katz: Visceral Literature: Multimodal Theater Activities for Middle and High School English Language Arts - Jill Homan Randall: A Trio: Combining Language, Literacy and Movement in Preschool and Kindergarten Community-Based Dance Classes - Matt Rahaim: The Paramparic Body: Gestural Transmission in Indian Music - Cory Holding/Hannah Bellwoar: Literacies of Touch: Massage Therapy and the Body Composed - Julie Cheville: The Embodiment of Real and Digital Signs: From the Sociocultural to the Intersemiotic.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781433122071
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 261
  • ID: 9781433122071
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 1433122073

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