Multiliteracy Centers

This book explores how multimodal rhetoric may prompt foundational changes in writing centers, which have proven themselves, over the last several decades, to be a highly effective means of providing peer-based support for writers.

Author: David M. Sheridan

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572738987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Over the last decade, colleges and universities have begun to pay significant attention to "multimodal rhetoric" --rhetoric that uses not just words, but a wide range of compositional elements, including still images, moving images, charts, graphs, illustrations, animations, layout schemes, colors, music, ambient noises, and other media components. This book explores how multimodal rhetoric may prompt foundational changes in writing centers, which have proven themselves, over the last several decades, to be a highly effective means of providing peer-based support for writers. Bringing together the insights and experiences of ten researcher-practitioners working in a diverse range of institutional contexts, the chapters collected here explore the transformations potentially involved in this shift to multimodality, including changes in the way centers configure space, the way they allocate resources, the way they train peer consultants, and the way they interact with other units on campus and with communities beyond campus. Theoretical exploration is balanced with discussions of pragmatic concerns that emerge from contributors' lived experiences. To confront the intellectual and practical challenges of integrating multimodal rhetoric into writing center work, contributors draw not only on writing center theory and the broader field of composition and rhetoric, but also on an eclectic mix of theoretical frameworks taken from other fields, including actor network theory, design, and property law. --Book Jacket.

Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations

74) between writing centers and writing programs to good use by complimenting
composition's strength in classroom teaching with the writing center's strength in
individualized instruction, as demonstrated in interviews with multiliteracy center

Author: Alice Johnston Myatt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137599322

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 322


This book demonstrates how to develop and engage in successful academic collaborations that are both practical and sustainable across campuses and within local communities. Authored by experienced writing program administrators, this edited collection includes a wide range of information addressing collaborative partnerships and projects, theoretical explorations of collaborative praxis, and strategies for sustaining collaborative initiatives. Contributors offer case studies of writing program collaborations and honestly address both the challenges of academic collaboration and the hallmarks of successful partnerships.

Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers

The first is the multiliteracy centers movement. Multiliteracy centers have various
configurations and names but they are typically based on a writing center model
of peer feedback, providing students with feedback on a variety of texts on a ...

Author: Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457184178

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 395


Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers aims to inspire a re-conception and re-envisioning of the boundaries of writing center work. Moving beyond the grand narrative of the writing center—that it is a solely comfortable, yet iconoclastic place where all students go to get one-on-one tutoring on their writing—Grutsch McKinney shines light on other representations of writing center work. Grutsch McKinney argues that this grand narrative neglects the extent to which writing center work is theoretically and pedagogically complex, with ever-changing work and conditions, and results in a straitjacket for writing center scholars, practitioners, students, and outsiders alike. Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers makes the case for a broader narrative of writing center work that recognizes and theorizes the various spaces of writing center labor, allows for professionalization of administrators, and sees tutoring as just one way to perform writing center work. Grutsch McKinney explores possibilities that lie outside the grand narrative, allowing scholars and practitioners to open the field to a fuller, richer, and more realistic representation of their material labor and intellectual work.

Open Access Multimodality and Writing Center Studies

These places will necessarily be multiliteracy centers...Effective multiliteracy
centers will require all of the resources that writing centers already have in place:
structures for recruiting and training tutors, strong connections to the curriculum,
and ...

Author: Elisabeth H. Buck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319695051

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

View: 561


The disciplinary triad of open-access, multimodality, and writing center studies presents a timely, critical lens for discussing academic publishing in a moment of crucibilic change, where rapid technological advancements force scholars and institutions to question what is produced and “counts” as academic writing. Using historiographic, quantitative, and qualitative analysis, Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies sees writing center scholarship as a microcosm of many of the larger issues at play in the contemporary academic publishing landscape. This case study approach reveals the complex, imbricated ways that questions about publishing manifest both within the content of journals, and as related to academics’ perceptions as signifiers of disciplinary visibility, identity, and transformation. More than just reaffirming the conventional wisdom about these changes in publishing—that these shifts are happening and we do not always know how to pinpoint them—Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies suggests that scholars in all fields, compositionists, and writing center practitioners be conscious of the ways they are complicit in maintaining barriers to accessibility and innovation. Chapter 5 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Writing Studio Pedagogy

Like computer-supported writing facilities were, multiliteracy centers have
followed an exciting and also, at times, contentious trajectory. Multiliteracy
centers ...

Author: Matthew Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475828238

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 277


Writing Studio Pedagogy (WSP) breaks from the tradition of teaching and responding to writing in traditional ways and moves the teaching and learning experience off the page and into engaging spaces in multiple ways, which can enhance the composing process. Through this collection, scholars interested in rethinking approaches to teaching, writing pedagogy, and innovative learning will find new ways to challenge their own understandings of space, place, and collaboration. WSP involves an attention to space and place in the development of rhetorical acts by focusing on the ways in which they enhance pedagogy. This book takes a unique opportunity to return to pedagogy as the foremost priority in any learning space. Educators might preference WSP for its emphasis on student-centeredness by creating productive interactions, intersections, and departures that arrive from prioritizing learning. WSP acknowledges the centralized role of students and teachers as co-facilitators in learning and writing. These threads are intentionally broad-based, as the chapters contained in this book speak to the complexity of WSP across institutions.

Information and Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures. London, UK:
Routledge. ... In D. M. Sheridan & J. A. Inman (Eds.), Multiliteracy centers: Writing
center work, new media, and multimodal rhetoric (pp. 19–32). Cresskill, NJ: ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522534181

Category: Computers

Page: 2349

View: 587


People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of emerging innovations and technologies. Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on techniques, trends, and opportunities within the areas of digital literacy. Highlighting a wide range of topics and concepts such as social media, professional development, and educational applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.

WPA Writing Program Administration

Weaver's “ A Call for Racial Diversity in the Writing Center ” interrogates the
inherent assumptions concerning race built ... David Sheridan's “ Words , Images
, Sounds : Writing Centers as Multiliteracy Centers ” asks us to examine our focus
on ...



ISBN: IND:30000125135685

Category: English language


View: 401


Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

Naomi Silver is associate director of the Sweetland Center for Writing at the
University of Michigan, where she also has a ... across the curriculum and writing
in the disciplines, electronic portfolios, multimodal writing, and multiliteracy

Author: Naomi Silver

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228279

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 584


Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book -- by presenting principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms -- explains how to lay the ground for this engagement, and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education. Key elements include embedding metacognitive instruction in the content matter; being explicit about the usefulness of metacognitive activities to provide the incentive for students to commit to the extra effort; as well as following through consistently. Recognizing that few teachers have a deep understanding of metacognition and how it functions, and still fewer have developed methods for integrating it into their curriculum, this book offers a hands-on, user-friendly guide for implementing metacognitive and reflective pedagogy in a range of disciplines. Offering seven practitioner examples from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and the humanities, along with sample syllabi, course materials, and student examples, this volume offers a range of strategies for incorporating these pedagogical approaches in college classrooms, as well as theoretical rationales for the strategies presented. By providing successful models from courses in a broad spectrum of disciplines, the editors and contributors reassure readers that they need not reinvent the wheel or fear the unknown, but can instead adapt tested interventions that aid learning and have been shown to improve both instructor and student satisfaction and engagement.

Cases on Higher Education Spaces Innovation Collaboration and Technology

Center: Foregrounding. Multiliteracy. Sara Littlejohn University of North Carolina
Greensboro, USA Kimberly M. Cuny ... commons that will house these two
differing digital centers has revealed missing, yet fundamental, questions about
the ...

Author: Carpenter, Russell G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466627048

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 830


Higher education spaces are undergoing radical transformations in an attempt to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners and a renewed interest in collaboration that spans beyond the walls of departments, colleges, and libraries. Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology highlights key innovations and collaborative ventures in space design from across campuses and institutions. Including writing and communication centers, studios, libraries, digital media labs, learning commons, and academic learning spaces, this collection is ideally suited for university and professional administrators.

Center Will Hold

Today , some scholarship still needs to be focused on educating faculty about
what writing centers do . ... Recently , John Trimbur ( 2000 ) noted that although
many writing centers are becoming multiliteracy centers , too often the role of
writing ...

Author: Michael Pemberton


ISBN: UOM:39015057600085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 218


Introduction : tracing the growth of a scholarly community / Michael A. Pemberton and Joyce Kinkead -- The writing lab newsletter as history : tracing the growth of a scholarly community / Michael A. Pemberton -- In the spirit of service : making writing center research a "featured character" / Nancy M. Grimm -- Writing center assessment : searching for the "proof" of our effectiveness / Neal Lerner -- Separation, initiation and return : tutor training manuals and writing center lore / Harvey Kail -- Power and authority in peer tutoring / Peter Carino -- Breathing lessons, or Collaboration is / Michele Eodice -- (Re) shaping the profession : graduate courses in writing center theory, practice, and administration / Rebecca Jackson, Carrie Leverenz, Joe Law -- Administration across the curriculum : or Practicing what we preach / Josephine A. Koster -- An ideal writing center : re-imagining space and design / Leslie Hadfield ... [et al.] -- Mentoring in electronic spaces : using resources to sustain relationships / James A. Inman and Donna M. Sewell.


A different kind of contact zone is suggested by what Trimbur calls a “
multiliteracy center ” : sites of collaborative learning in which student consultants
support peers as they work on multimodal compositions ( “ Multiliteracies ” ) .
Multiliteracy ...



ISBN: UOM:49015003021582

Category: Composition (Rhetoric)


View: 228


The Writing Center Director s Resource Book

Clinton Gardner and Tiffany Rousculp consider community college writing
centers, Byron L. Stay discusses the writing ... the valveof electronic technologyin
transforming thewriting center into a multiliteracy center that is responsive to
students' ...

Author: Christina Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135600402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 399


The Writing Center Director's Resource Book has been developed to serve as a guide to writing center professionals in carrying out their various roles, duties, and responsibilities. It is a resource for those whose jobs not only encompass a wide range of tasks but also require a broad knowledge of multiple issues. The volume provides information on the most significant areas of writing center work that writing center professionals--both new and seasoned--are likely to encounter. It is structured for use in diverse institutional settings, providing both current knowledge as well as case studies of specific settings that represent the types of challenges and possible outcomes writing center professionals may experience. This blend of theory with actual practice provides a multi-dimensional view of writing center work. In the end, this book serves not only as a resource but also as a guide to future directions for the writing center, which will continue to evolve in response to a myriad of new challenges that will lie ahead.

Reflections on Multiliterate Lives

... Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters , 1998 - present . In 1995 , he
became Director , Campus Chemical Instrument Center , and took on the role of
program director of Ohio State ' s Chemistry / Biology Interface Training Program .

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853595217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 833


Reflection on Multiliterate Lives is a collection of personal accounts, in narrative and interview format, of the formative literacy experiences of highly successful second language users, all of who are professional academics. Representing fourteen countries in origin, the contributors, well-known specialists in language teaching as well as a variety of other fields in the social and physical sciences, recount in their own words past and present struggles and successes as learners of language and of much else.

Literacy in a Digital World

The discussion of multiliteracies that center on the use of communication
technologies provides some focus to examine the relationship between
traditional notions of literacy and multiliteracies. There are more common
features to each of the ...

Author: Kathleen Tyner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135690847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling. Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms--computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies--proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms. Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.

Strategies for Writing Center Research

Strategies for Writing Center Research is a how-to guide for conducting writing center research introducing newcomers to the field to the methods for data collection, analysis, and reporting appropriate for writing center studies.

Author: Jackie Grutsch McKinney

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357211

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 716


Strategies for Writing Center Research is a how-to guide for conducting writing center research introducing newcomers to the field to the methods for data collection, analysis, and reporting appropriate for writing center studies.

Multiliteracies in World Language Education

Putting a multiliteracies framework at the center of the world language curriculum, this volume brings together college-level curricular innovations and classroom projects that address differences in meaning and worldviews expressed in ...

Author: Yuri Kumagai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317566090

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 902


Putting a multiliteracies framework at the center of the world language curriculum, this volume brings together college-level curricular innovations and classroom projects that address differences in meaning and worldviews expressed in learners’ primary and target languages. Offering a rich understanding of languages, genres, and modalities as socioculturally situated semiotic systems, it advocates an effective pedagogy for developing learners’ abilities to operate between languages. Chapters showcase curricula that draw on a multiliteracies framework and present various classroom projects that develop aspects of multiliteracies for language learners. A discussion of the theoretical background and historical development of the pedagogy of multiliteracies and its relevance to the field of world language education positions this book within the broader literature on foreign language education. As developments in globalization, accountability, and austerity challenge contemporary academia and the current structure of world language programs, this book shows how the implementation of a multiliteracies-based approach brings coherence to language programs, and how the framework can help to accomplish the goals of higher education in general and of language education in particular.

Composing the Past Through the Multiliteracies at the May 4 Visitors Center

This dissertation examines the use of visual imagery, objects, alphabetic texts, and rhetorical and physical space within Kent State University's May 4 Visitors Center (M4VC) and asserts the value of multimodal composition in mediating for ...

Author: Megan E. Brenneman


ISBN: OCLC:1100792379

Category: Historical museums

Page: 207

View: 904


This dissertation examines the use of visual imagery, objects, alphabetic texts, and rhetorical and physical space within Kent State University's May 4 Visitors Center (M4VC) and asserts the value of multimodal composition in mediating for audiences uncertain histories such as the events on May 4, 1970. The M4VC exists to inform and contextualize the May 4, 1970 shootings, when Ohio National Guardsmen fired bullets into a crowd of student protesters and bystanders, killing four and wounding nine. On the grounds outside of the M4VC, the space where the 1970 shootings occurred and accompanying multimodal ensembles offer an immersive, historical experience for visitors. I analyzed the multimodalities presented to audiences in both the interior museum site and the outdoor grounds where the shootings took place. Additionally, I examined an archived implementation document that denotes anticipated interactions between visitor and institution. Ultimately, my research emphasizes the following: 1) Alphabetic text serves as the underlying mediator that contextualizes all other modes in multimodal ensembles; 2) Audiences make meaning from multimodal ensembles as they enact literacy practices prompted by the institution and foregrounded in alphabetic texts throughout the museum; 3) Alphabetic texts mediate for audiences the articulations of the museum composers; 4) Multimodality can serve as an effective means to negotiate the tension that comes with memorializing uncertain histories; and, 5) The curation of the May 4 rhetorical space offers an effective means to mediate tensions that arise from composing uncertain histories.

Multimodal Media Production in the Development of Multiliteracies

Lee argues that all classroom instruction should bring the culture students are
already familiar with to the center of discussion . This conception is reminiscent of
how Vygotsky ( 1978 ) sees literacy as a tool students can use to understand ...

Author: Kofi-Charu Nat Turner


ISBN: UCAL:C3501309


Page: 472

View: 966


Multicultural Teaching

Fostering multiliteracy in the school setting, on the other hand, seems to be a
radical alternative. This either takes the form of the dual ... Create curricular
language centers with the help of community members. • Assess students'
literacy in their ...

Author: Pamela L. Tiedt

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCSC:32106018734274

Category: Education

Page: 406

View: 459


What is multicultural education? Why is it important in education today? The authors of Multicultural Teaching define multicultural education broadly to include all types of diversity as they generate an inclusive curriculum that meets the individual needs of each student. Bringing theory and practice together in a student-centered curriculum, they encourage reflection and discussion through working with Reflective Teaching Portfolios and Cooperative Learning Groups at the end of each chapter. The text is based on a strong model focusing on Esteem, Empathy, and Equity. Future teachers are guided to consider the implications of such topics as language diversity, the academic achievement gap, and racism as they plan lesson designed to develop a community of learners in their classroom. Features new to the seventh edition include: New chapter on the academic achievement gap. Detailed chronology of events leading to the position of multicultural education today At the end of each chapter, the section "Growing a Professional Library" includes carefully selected resources that students will find helpful as future teachers.

Comprehension based Second Language Teaching

Richard Lambert , Director National Foreign Language Center The Immersion /
Multiliteracy Program in Perspective The University of Utah ' s Immersion /
Multiliteracy ( IM / ML ) Program has been developed in an effort to help
Americans ...

Author: University of Ottawa. Second Language Institute

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000475363

Category: Contrastive linguistics

Page: 487

View: 106


Le but du présente ouvrage est d'offrir, aux professeurs en langue seconde, un aperçu détaillé d'une orientation qui a connu une évolution remarquable ces dernières années: l'enseignement/apprentissage axé d'abord sur la compréhension au lieu d'une approche basée sur la production linguistique.