Multimodality and Learning Conference - updated info

Multimodality and Learning Conference: Environments, Rhetoric, Recognition, Play, and Methods
July 6th and 7th 2010
Institute of Education, London
Conference information
Aim and scope
The overall aim of the conference is to explore multimodal perspectives on learning and to open up theoretical, methodological and pedagogical questions and debate.The conference will be of interest to educational practitioners, research students,researchers and academics from a variety of disciplines including semiotics, linguistics, sociology, anthropology and design.
Call for papers (symposiums)
Individual call for papers

Thematic strands

  • Environments of learning: institutional, work based, and beyond
    School, home, work places, museums, digital environments
    Keynote: Dr Jonathan Hindmarsh, Kings College, London, UK
  • Rhetoric and the politics of representation and communication
    Narrative, persuasion, genre, argument, information design
    Keynote: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics, UK
  • Recognition, evaluation, assessment
    Discourses of accountability, criteria for evaluation, power, processes of assessment
    Keynote: Professor Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of
    London, UK
  • Play: games, experience, and learning
    Oral traditions, ludic modes, cultures of play, play and creativity
    Keynote: Professor Suzanne de Castells, Simon Fraser University, Vancover,
    Canda and Dr Jennifer Jensen, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Methodologies
    Multimodal data collection, transcription, analysis, multimodal dissemination
    Keynote: Dr Jennifer Rowsell, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and Dr
    Kate Pahl, Sheffield University, UK

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