Resources and practices.To build a sustainable literacy together.
Literacy is primarily a social practice and cannot be reduced to formal skill training. Our reading and writing is now multimodal and involves also interpretations of pictures, films, speech and body movements. This should be a natural part of the Basic Literacy Education we offer to young people and adults today.
A reading person is able to change the world claimed Paulo Freire back in the 70 's. He saw education as a way to strengthen man's decisiveness and her ability to improve their living conditions.
My presentation focuses on a literacy instruction that is based on a further development of “The four Resources model” presented by Luke and Freebody (1990/1999). The model allows for a joint exploration of four different literacy practicies where pupils ' linguistic, litteracitetsanknutna and cultural experiences are the starting point.
I show how education can stimulate a creative literacy instruction in a second language instruction as well as other school subjects and in various professional courses.