UEA London Lectures 2018 - Literacy in the 21st century: a UK and international perspective
Thursday 8 March 2018, 6:30pm
Regent Street Cinema, London
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Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm
UEA London Lectures 2018
Literacy in the 21st century: a UK and international perspective
Prof Richard Andrews, UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
Despite global efforts to improve literacy and teach communication skills, some of these basic competencies are still underdeveloped in very young children. This attainment gap has an increasingly negative effect through the stages of education. In this presentation, Prof Richard Andrews will explain how literacy and communication skills are used in our multimodal world, in which literacy is no longer just being able to speak, listen, read and write, but also involves the ‘reading’ and creation of images, moving images, gesture and other modes of communication. Add the increasingly multilingual nature of the world, and the demands of being a literate global citizen are greater than ever.
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