Environmental communications: pedagogies of responsibility and place

Barbara Comber, Jo-Anne Reid, Helen Nixon

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    Abstract

    The work of primary-school teachers centres on the teaching of literacy across all forms and modes, and on extending the repertoires of literacy and communications practices available to students. Yet effective literacy and communications are always about something. Effective communication matters to the person who produces the text, whether it is spoken, written, graphic or multi-modal. Literacy teaching cannot, and we believe it should not, be a content-free zone. We know that there is great potential for students to expand their literate repertoires when they become deeply engaged in acquiring new knowledge about things that matter ' such as, for example, the health of the environment, its flora and fauna, and its sustainability into the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLiteracies in place
    Subtitle of host publicationteaching environmental communications
    Place of PublicationNewtown, NSW
    PublisherPrimary English Teaching Association
    Pages11-23
    Number of pages13
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)1875622683
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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