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Moving Ideas

Multimodality and Embodied Learning in Communities and Schools

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Edited By Mira-Lisa Katz

What does it look and feel like to communicate, create, compose, comprehend, teach, and learn with our bodies? Reaching beyond existing scholarship on multimodality and literacies, Moving Ideas expands our capacity to understand the embodied dimensions of learning and stretches our repertoires for more artfully describing them. Wresting language away from its historically privileged place at the center of social science research and practice, this collection examines the strategic layering across semiotic modes, challenging educators and researchers to revisit many of our most elemental assumptions about communication, learning, and development. The corporeal pedagogies these authors describe illuminate a powerful kind of learning that we know far too little about; in this age of accountability and high-stakes testing, failing to pay adequate attention to the promise of multimodality means forfeiting significant resources that could be used to innovatively engage people of all ages in education broadly conceived.
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Moving ideas: Multimodality and embodied learningin communities and schools / edited by Mira-Lisa Katz.pages cm. — (New literacies and digital epistemologies; v. 65)Includes bibliographical references.1. Movement education. 2. Movement, Psychology of.3. Dance—Study and teaching. 4. Dance—Psychological aspects.5. Learning—Physiological aspects. 6. Body image. I. Katz, Mira-Lisa.GV452.M85 372.86—dc23    2013003342ISBN 978-1-4331-2208-8 (hardcover)ISBN 978-1-4331-2207-1 (paperback)ISBN 978-1-4539-1092-4 (e-book)ISSN 1523-9543

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