Education (EDUC) - Meanings of Literacy: Theory Into Practice

EDUC 5496  Meanings of Literacy: Theory Into Practice


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




A critical examination of the concept of literacy in terms of what it means and how it is realized. Students will explore their own assumptions about literacy within historical and contemporary conceptualizations of literacy; current trends in language and literacy education; and the cognitive, cultural, economic, individual, social, and cultural contexts and consequences of these definitions.

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