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Understanding L1 teachers’ talk about digitalization and multimodality
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Education, Avdelningen för humaniora.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5871-0214
2019 (English)In: ARLE 2019 Languages and texts: learning and developmental approaches. Abstracts for 'Conference participation ARLE 2019', 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The 2017 revisions of the Swedish curriculum, mandatory from July 2018, were made to enhance digital competence in teaching and learning in fours aspects, respectively dealing with effects on society, use of digital tools, critical awareness and responsibility and problem solving. This abstract report on an ongoing study of the implementation of the revised curricula in an upper secondary school, focusing the teachers in Swedish as L1 and L2. The material contains of audio recordings and field notes from observations of professional development work on the revisions in curricula and syllabi, on assessment of students digital presentations and of teachers’ planning and teaching. The interest is to contribute to the understanding of how digitalization is perceived and used by teachers in Swedish as L1 and l2 by examining, what vocabulary they use, what issues and aspects of digitalization they address in their discussions and planning of teaching. Using critical discourse analysis o examine the data preliminary results expose the teachers’ talk as to a large extent focusing themes as technical aspects as opposite to subject content. The presentation suggest how the result can be discussed as examples of teachers’ different attitudes towards the revised curricula using theory from New Literacy studies (Lankshear and Knobel, 2011) and the concept of multiliteracies (Kalantzis & Cope, 2012).

The results are also discussed in relation to teachers professional agency understood in an ecological way, drawing on Biesta and Tedder (2007). The area of digitalization in curriculum is perceived as something profoundly new in teachers’ professional knowledge base (Cochran-Smith & Fries, 2005) thus, in the material from the beginning of a professional development program, perceived as challenging and threatening to L1 and L2 teacher agency.

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2019.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19597OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-19597DiVA, id: diva2:1333370
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ARLE 2019 Languages and texts: learning and developmental approaches.
Note

Finasierat av FPLiS, HKR, Dnr 2019-2312-274

Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-07-01 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved

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