Tel: 012 342 2765 |

  • Multiliteracies in education - South African perspectives
  • Engelbrecht A, Genis G
  • ISBN: 9780627036200
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627036217
  • 212 Pages | Published: 2019

Educational preparation is currently steered by two oppositional forces in contemporary society: global connectedness and local diversity. The traditional notion that literacy entails the technical ability to decode abstract letters in order to recognise and form words and sentences is contested by the pedagogy of multiliteracies – that there is a wealth of linguistic and cultural pluralism in the world and that people can be part of multiple life contexts that overlap in interest, affiliation and education. Multiliteracies in education develops a pedagogical framework to weave multiliteracies into the fabric of the South African classroom.

Multiliteracies in education takes the approach that knowledge is contextually situated and rapidly changing and diverse, which calls for new skills and flexibility, and the ability to work in teams. Chapters are sequenced according to the four pillars of the multiliteracies framework: overt instruction, situated practice, critical framing and transformed practice. 

Contents include the following:

·         The evolution of literacy to literacies

·         Creating classrooms without walls

·         Developing cultural literacy

·         Multimodal literacy in practice

·         Technological literacy

·         Historical literacy

·         Visual culture literacy

·         Meaning-making in design

·         Multiple thinking skills

Multiliteracies in education is aimed at literacy scholars, student teachers as well as in-service educators.



CHAPTER 1: Introduction and orientation 

CHAPTER 2: Multiliteracies as a post-graduate module 

CHAPTER 3: Developing cultural literacy through service learning in teacher education 

CHAPTER 4: Multimodal literacy 

CHAPTER 5: Technological literacy

CHAPTER 6: Historical literacy as a component of multiliteracies with reference to electronic gaming

CHAPTER 7: Visual culture literacy: seeing is be.[lie].ving. – creating visual arguments through multimodal and multiliteracies pedagogy 

CHAPTER 8: Meaning-making in design: a practical approach to exploring multiliteracy 

CHAPTER 9: Linking multiple intelligence and thinking



Supplementary material available for this title includes:

All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:

LSM Portal

If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.

We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.

If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.

LSM Manual

Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.

Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.