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SSHRC Awarded PEG 2019: This Partnership Engage grant proposes a gathering where academics and artists come together to heighten dialogue and practice around experiential learning and embodied performance practice. The overall goal is an increased awareness and knowledge mobilization of dance...
Situated Readers in Digital Times: Understanding the Role of Place in the Development of Contemporary Literate Awareness
SSHRC Awarded IG 2015: The research explores how today's screen-oriented young adults perceive the local and situated nature of their early literate development. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How do contemporary Canadian young adults articulate their childhood experiences of landscape and local geography,...
The idea of ‘slippery texts' provides a useful descriptor for materials that mutate and evolve across different media. Eight adult gamers, encountering the slippery text American McGee's Alice, demonstrate a variety of ways in which players attempt to manage their attention as they encounter a...
Teacher Practices in Science Literacy Instruction for Learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in KenyaDownload
The Kenyan Vision 2030 initiative, which aims at improving the quality of life for all citizens, has put increasing emphasis on science literacy (Amunga, Amadalo, & Musera, 2011). Even though the Kenyan secondary school curriculum is designed to accomplish the goals of the Vision 2030 initiative,...
The Readers' Reformation: Women's Literacy, Private Devotion, and Richard Whitford's Spiritual Instruction
SSHRC IG awarded 2022: Richard Whitford was the most important English monastic author of the late Middle Ages as he distinguished himself by writing and translating a series of devotional texts aimed at both women religious and a lay public. The project will illustrate the importance of eight of...
Common wisdom often posits that game-playing is the enemy of reading, that it offers one of a plethora of “distractions” that seduce people away from the power of the printed page. In this article it is proposed that we do not to take on this stereotype, with its barely veiled assumption that...
Cultural change brought about in Britain by the Roman invasion and occupation is a much-discussed topic in Roman archaeology, but although many individual studies have evaluated the information provided by physical artifacts like brooches, hairpins, food, and interior decor, no similar evaluation...
“Don’t Step on Each Other’s Words”: Aboriginal Children in Legitimate Peripheral Participation With MultiliteraciesDownload
This study is an examination of the multiple literacy practices of four Aboriginal children in a Western Canadian prairie urban classroom. It is framed using sociocultural theory that posits that the literacy learning of children occurs in a social environment through a co-constructed,...