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Multimodal Texts in Disciplinary Education

A Comprehensive Framework

  • Introduces multimodality and the role of multimodal texts in education

  • Provides a step-by-step model for analysis and classroom work with multimodal texts

  • Covers a broad range of subject areas, from science and math to social sciences, arts and humanities as well as handicrafts

  • Includes numerous examples from textbooks, games and websites

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Multimodal Texts and Working with Multimodal Texts in Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 3-8Open Access
    3. Multimodal Texts and Literacy in a Digitized World

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 9-16Open Access
    4. Semiotic Modes and Representations of Knowledge

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 17-23Open Access
    5. Working with Multimodal Texts in Education

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 25-43Open Access
    6. Cultivating Students’ Text Creation

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 45-59Open Access
  3. Sample Texts Analyses

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Close Reading of Multimodal Texts—Sample Analyses

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 63-65Open Access
    3. Natural Sciences

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 67-77Open Access
    4. Social Sciences

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 79-94Open Access
    5. Language

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 95-102Open Access
    6. Subjects Focusing on Practical Work

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 103-112Open Access
    7. Mathematics

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 113-116Open Access
    8. Websites as Learning Resources for Young Learners

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 117-119Open Access
    9. Educational Games and Online Resources

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 121-128Open Access
    10. Summary of PART II

      • Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander
      Pages 129-132Open Access

About this book

This open access book provides an introduction to multimodality and the role of multimodal texts in today’s education. Presenting a comprehensive framework for analysing and working with multimodal texts in disciplinary education, it serves as a tool for researchers and teachers alike. The second part of the book focuses on sample analyses of a variety of educational texts for different age groups and from different disciplines, including games and online resources. The authors also comment on the specific challenges of each text, and how teachers can discuss such texts with their students to enhance both their understanding of the content and their multimodal literacy.

The book is intended for researchers in fields like education and multimodal studies, and for teacher educators, regardless of school subject or age group. With the combined perspectives on text analysis and implications for education, the book addresses the needs of teachers who want to work with multimodal aspects of texts in education in informed ways, but lack the right tools for such work. 

Keywords

  • Close reading
  • Linear writing
  • Literacy
  • Multimodal texts
  • Representations of knowledge
  • Semiotic modalities
  • Student texts
  • Writing practices
  • Open Access
  • learning and instruction

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

    Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander

About the authors

Kristina Danielsson holds a PhD in Scandinavian languages and is currently a Professor of Swedish in Education at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Professor of Swedish at Linnaeus University, Sweden, where she is a member of the boards of the center for Educational Linguistics and the Linnaeus University Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS). In recent years, her main research projects have been in the area of literacy in various school disciplines, with a special focus on multimodality. On behalf of the Swedish Board of Education, she has written numerous articles for teachers’ in-service training and school development concerning reading, writing and text talk in educational contexts. Together with Dr Kok-Sing Tang from Curtin University, she is founding coordinator of the Special Interest Group Languages and Literacies in Science Education, and they are co-editors ofGlobal Developments on Literacy in Science, published by Springer.

StaffanSelander holds a PhD in Education, and he is a Senior Professor of Education at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. A major part of his research during the last ten years has focused on designs for and in learning, knowledge representations and digital learning environments. He has led several external international research projects, and has also been engaged in smaller projects in cooperation with school communities. He is the founder of the journal Designs for Learning. His latest books includeDidaktikenefterVygotskij – Design förlärande (2017); Attblilärare (with  Insulander, Eds,  2018); Games and Education – Designs in and for Learning (with Arnseth,  Hanghøj,  Henriksen,  Misfeldt,  and Ramberg,  Eds, 2018), Dybde//læering – enflerfaglig, relasjonellogskapendetilnærming (with Østern T.P., Dahl, Strømme, Petersen, and Østern A-L, Eds, 2019) and Design förLärande – Historia. Medeltidensomexempel (with Insulander and Lindstrand, Eds, 2019).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Multimodal Texts in Disciplinary Education

  • Book Subtitle: A Comprehensive Framework

  • Authors: Kristina Danielsson, Staffan Selander

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63960-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63958-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63960-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 132

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Instructional Psychology, Literacy, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Language Education

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)