Transmediation in the Classroom a Semiotics-Based Media Literacy Framework (Counterpoints #176) (Paperback)

Transmediation in the Classroom a Semiotics-Based Media Literacy Framework (Counterpoints #176) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Ladislaus M. Semali (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 176 in the Counterpoints series.


Transmediation in the Classroom proposes semiotics-based frameworks that are built on the assumption that humans manipulate sign systems or codes that are meaningful to them so as to make sense of any human experience. The tensions often encountered in reading classrooms by adolescent readers - between what is real and fantasy, artifact and image, object and perception - are made manifest in this book, and the ways in which individuals shape, or are shaped by, sign and symbol systems or program elements that surround their learning and communicating environments are systematically explored. The contributors promote the generative power of transmediation of multiple sign systems, while challenging the privileged position of the language teaching methods still prevalent in some United States public schools.

About the Author

The Editor: Ladislaus M. Semali is Professor of Education at Penn State University where he teaches media literacy to preservice teachers. He is author of Postliteracy in the Age of Democracy and Literacy in Multimedia America.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820451992
ISBN-10: 0820451991
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: September 4th, 2002
Pages: 170
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints