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Literacy Teaching and Learning: Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This course opens with an exploration of the social context and aims of literacy teaching and learning. It goes on to describe a range of historical and contemporary approaches to literacy pedagogy, including didactic, authentic, functional, and critical approaches. The course takes has a 'Multiliteracies' perspective, which aims to expand the definition of literacy to encompass today's multimodal communications, and the diversity of literacies across different social and culltural contexts. A Multiliteracies approach also suggests a broad range of activity types—experiential, conceptual, analytical and critical. -------------------------------- Recommended Background -------------------------------- This course is designed for people interested in literacy teaching and learning, including people who may wish to join education as a profession, practicing teachers interested in exploring future directions for a vocation that is currently undergoing transformation, and community and workplace leaders who regard their mission to be in part "educative." -------------------------------- Take this Course for Credit at the University of Illinois. -------------------------------- This course has the same content and anticipates the same level of contribution by students in the 'New Media and Literacies' course offered to graduate certificate, masters and doctoral level students in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Of course, in the nature of MOOCs many people will just want to view the videos and casually join some of the discussions. Some people say that these limited kinds of participation offer evidence that MOOCs suffer from low retention rates. Far from it - we say that any level of engagement is good engagement. On the other hand, if you would like to take this course for credit at the University of Illinois, apply here: http://education.illinois.edu/online-offcampus/programs-degrees/ldl-online If you have already taken this course in Coursera, you can prepare a portfolio of work created there and request that this work is taken into account for your University of Illinois course....
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por Elisabeth Jeannette Turner

May 03, 2018

While the course readings were informational, I found the overall experience in Coursera to be unengaging. The following are specific challenges I felt diminished my experience.

The Forum and peer-review assignments are identical. This leads to some students reposting the same information for both and limits the value-add of the exercises. Course leaders should add different prompts to encourage other types of engagement.

· When student enrollment is low, the engagement is very limited. There is almost no discussion and your assignments are not graded by many people or within the time frame. When you go to enroll, it would be helpful to see how many other students are enrolled.

· The professors do not engage during the course. They do not respond on the forum or the assignments. They essentially do not exist.

· The estimated time for the additional readings is way off the mark. This activity should be given more accurate time estimates.

por Ana R. Pelayo.

Jul 08, 2017

Thank you so much for instructing Ana Pelayo.

por Abdullahi Aden Ibrahim

Feb 25, 2017

thank you

por nguo

Nov 17, 2016

It enables me to have a wholesome understanding of literacy teaching.