What do preschool teachers understand about children's writing transitions?

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If you live in a literate society, literacy skills are critical to success at school and in life more generally. A person will be considered literate if they caninterpret and create messages using a range of meaning making modes (oral, written-linguistic, visual, audio, gestural, tactile and spatial) in “different cultural, social or domain specific situations” (Kalantzis & Cope, 2012, p. 1). The written-linguistic mode is still often used on its own (e.g. this proposal), although it is also often combined with one or other of the modes listed above.Approaches to the teaching of writing have changed over time, reflecting shifts in theoretical models and perspectives of teaching and learning. While the process of learning to write begins when we are quite young, it is understood that writing is a process that we continue to develop over a life time.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research: ECER 2015 - Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 06 Sept 201510 Sept 2015
http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2015-budapest/ (conference site)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research
Abbreviated titleEducation and Transition. Contributions from Educational Research
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