Senses together : Multimodal literacy learning in primary education : Final project report
Mills, Kathy, Heck, Elizabeth, Brown, Alinta, Funnell, Patricia and Friend, Lesley. (2023). Senses together : Multimodal literacy learning in primary education : Final project report Brisbane, Queensland: Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.24268/acu.8zy8y
|Authors||Mills, Kathy, Heck, Elizabeth, Brown, Alinta, Funnell, Patricia and Friend, Lesley|
Literacy studies have traditionally focussed on the seen. The other senses are typically under-recognised in literacy studies and research, where the visual sense has been previously prioritised. However, spoken and written language, images, gestures, touch, movement, and sound are part of everyday literacy practices. Communication is no longer focussed on visual texts but is a multisensory experience.
Effective communication depends then on sensory orchestration, which unifies the body and its senses. Understanding sensory orchestration is crucial to literacy learning in the 21st century where the combination of multisensory practices is both digital and multimodal.
Unfortunately, while multimodal literacy has become an increasing focus in school curriculum, research has still largely remained focussed on the visual. The Sensory Orchestration for Multimodal Literacy Learning in Primary Education project, led by ARC Future Fellow Professor Kathy Mills, sought to address this research deficit.
In addressing this gap, the project built an evidence base for understanding how students become critical users of sensory techniques to communicate through digital, virtual, and augmented-reality texts. The project has contributed to the development of new multimodal literacy programs and a next-generation approach to multimodality through the utilisation of innovative sensorial education programs in various educational environments including primary schools, digital labs, and art museums.
|Publisher||Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University|
|Place of publication||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.24268/acu.8zy8y|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.sensestogether.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Senses%20Together%20Report.pdf|
|Funder||Australian Research Council (ARC)|
|Project||Sensory orchestration for multimodal literacy learning in primary education|
|Is part of||PURL: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT180100009|
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|Deposited||15 Nov 2023|
|ARC Funded Research||This output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001|
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Senses together – multimodal literacy learning in primary education, Kathy, A. Mills, Elizabeth Heck, Alinta Brown and Patricia Funnell.
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