Technology, Multimodality and Learning

Analyzing Meaning across Scales

  • Germán Canale

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Educational Media book series (PSEM)

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About this book


This book introduces multimodality and technology as key concepts for understanding learning in the 21st century. The author investigates how a nationwide socio-educational policy in Uruguay becomes recontextualised across time/space scales, impacting interaction and learning in an English as a Foreign Language classroom. The book introduces scalar analysis to better understand the situated and fractal nature of education policy as meaning-making, subsequently defining learning from a multimodal socio-semiotic approach. The analytical integration of different policy scales shows what policy means to various stakeholders, and what learning means for students and teachers. This depends both on how they position themselves and how they engage with the policy educational media. This innovative book will appeal to students and scholars of technology and learning, as well as multimodality.


Multimodality Meaning making Discourse analysis Language Learning Semiotics technology in the classroom

Authors and affiliations

  • Germán Canale
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la EducaciónUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21794-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21795-2
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