4.9 Reflection activity 4

Reflection activity 4: Identity, multimodality, IT

Select and analyse a multimodal text which has either a formal or informal educational purpose and, drawing upon the section 4 materials, discuss the effectiveness of the analysis undertaken.

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


In answering this question you should outline what you understand by a ‘multimodal text’. In asking you to both apply and reflect upon a particular analytical framework this assignment gives you both some practical experience and an opportunity to explore the ideas and associated readings in section 4.

It is essential that you select a multimodal text which is both appropriate to the task and practicable for the purposes of analysis. Do remember, however, that emphasis here should be on critical discussion substantiated by reference to section 4.