Exploring Learning through Visual, Actional and Linguistic Communication: The Multimodal Environment of a Science Classroom.

August 3rd, 2010

Jewitt, Carey, et al. “Exploring Learning through Visual, Actional and Linguistic Communication: The Multimodal Environment of a Science Classroom.” Educational Review 53 1 (2001): 5-18.

From the abstract:

It suggests that learning is realised through the interaction between visual, actional and linguistic communication (i.e. learning is multimodal) and involves the transformation of information across different communicative systems (‘modes’), e.g. from speech to image. It demonstrates that learning is a process of selection, adaptation and transformation motivated by the interests of pupils and the context of learning” (5).

This finding is quite important to my research, since it suggest that it is this multimodality of seeing, doing, and discussing that is most effective for learning. Furthermore, Read the rest of this entry »