Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Transliteracies

  • Amy StornaiuoloEmail author
  • Anna SmithEmail author
  • Nathan C. PhillipsEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_117-1

Introduction

Transliteracies involve people’s mobile, emergent sense-making practices across various phenomena in a world characterized by rapid circulation of objects, ideas, and people over widening networks. Literacy researchers interested in tracing these developing ontologies across new or expanding communicational landscapes need tools and frameworks to theorize and study the instability and contingency of literacy practices “on the move.” To this end, the transliteracies framework attends to the ways people dynamically configure, synthesize, and adapt across the material/immaterial world while taking into consideration the role of objects in those mobile, emergent engagements. Following from the New London Group’s (1996) call for broadening views of literacy, the transliteracies framework emphasizes the situated, contingent, and ideological nature of meaning-making and foregrounds issues of equity by examining the ways people and resources are simultaneously connected,...

Keywords

Literacy Practice Digital Literacy Cultural Historical Activity Theory Learning Ontology Reflexive Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA