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New literacies

New literacies

Lankshear, Colin; Knobel, Michele

This text describes new social practices and new literacies, along with kinds of knowledge associated with them. It shows what is at stake between 'outsider' and 'insider' mindsets, argues that education requires a shift in mindset, and suggests how and where pursuit of progressive change might begin

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
3rd ed.
Published Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Open University Press, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel
ISBN: 0335242162, 0335242170, 9780335242160, 9780335242177
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Literacy; Information technology; Media literacy.; Computer assisted learning; Media Studies.; Literacy Social aspects.; Internet literacy.; Internet


  1. Foreword
  2. Preface to the third edition
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Part 1: New Literacies: Concepts and Theory
  5. From 'reading' to 'new' literacies
  6. Literacies: practice, Discourse, and encoded texts
  7. 'New' literacies: technologies and values
  8. Part 2: New Literacies: Some Everyday Practices
  9. New literacies and social practices of digital remixing
  10. Blogs and wikis: participatory and collaborative literacy practices
  11. Everyday practices of online social networking
  12. Part 3 New Literacies and Social Learning
  13. Social learning, 'push' and 'pull', and building platforms for collaborative learning
  14. Social learning and new literacies in formal education
  15. Bibliography
  16. Name Index
  17. Subject Index

Author note

Colin Lankshear is a freelance researcher and writer based in Mexico. He is currently an adjunct professor at James Cook University, Australia, and McGill and Mount St Vincent Universities, Canada.

Michele Knobel is Professor of Education at Montclair State University, USA.