The Changing Face of Literacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

UKLA’s 46th Annual International Conference will explore the changing nature of literacy.

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This event took place Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2010
The Changing Face of Literacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

UKLA’s 46th Annual International Conference will explore the changing nature of literacy. It will provide an opportunity to examine, discuss and debate what has shaped literacy practices in the past, to speculate about the potential new forms of literacy, and to extend thinking about already existing literate practices. History and culture, social formations and technology all profoundly shape what literacy was, is, and what it could be. The theme, ‘The Changing Face of Literacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ will explore research and practice on the following topics:

  • historical perspectives
  • multi-literacies and multimodal practices
  • subject and pedagogical content knowledge in the literacy curriculum
  • virtual communities and literacy practices inside and outside the classroom
  • popular culture and its status in the classroom
  • literacy practices and assessment for learning
  • implications of change for both policy and practice
  • imaginative approaches to the teaching of literacy
  • the role of the literacy teacher and professional development

These, and many more themes, will feature in this convivial conference. Please see the downloadable documents on general information for delegates.