2.7 Reflection activity 2

Reflection activity 2: Literacy

Discuss the implications of an approach to ‘literacy as social practice’ for teaching and learning within either a formal or informal context with which you are familiar.

You might like to write down your thoughts in the form of an essay, aiming for about 2000 words (excluding appendices and references).


Section 2 of this unit will provide you with a useful overview as you plan this assignment.

As with Reflection Activity 1, explore and engage with key ideas and themes: the comparison between a ‘social’ and ‘cognitive’ approach to literacy, Street’s discussion of ‘autonomous’ and ‘ideological’ models, and the notion, from Carrington and Luke, of ‘literacy as cultural capital’.

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3 Discourse and identity