Enacting Policy, Curriculum and Teacher Conceptualisations of Multimodal Literacy and English in Assessment and Accountability

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Title Enacting Policy, Curriculum and Teacher Conceptualisations of Multimodal Literacy and English in Assessment and Accountability
Author Cumming, Joy Joy; Kimber, Kay; Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree
Journal Name English in Australia
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Abstract This article examines synergies and gaps in the construction of English, literacy, multimodality in policy and curriculum in Australian education with a focus on current assessment practices and educational accountability in order to make recommendations for future practice for teachers and for policy-makers. The article builds on analyses of the historical development of literacy, English and multimodality in Australian policy and curriculum published previously. In this article, we examine desirable constructions and activities for assessment of multimodal English in classrooms and research on student engagement in multimodal English tasks. The multimodality focus examined in this article is the use and role of technologies in English and assessment and the way new and emerging technologies can affect student learning processes and outcomes. The article concludes with recommendations for changes both for classroom assessment practice and also for future educational accountability practice, if the goals of the Melbourne Declaration of 2008 (MCEETYA, 2008) and the Australian English curriculum are to be attained.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.aate.org.au/view_journal.php?id=50
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the authors.
Volume 47
Issue Number 1
Page from 9
Page to 18
ISSN 0046-208X
Date Accessioned 2012-09-11
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education; Education Assessment and Evaluation; English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47289
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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