“A timely exploration of the dynamics of multimodal meaning in the digital era, and pedagogies appropriate to the semiotic realities of our times. This is a book brimming with new ideas, at the same time comprehensively connected to contemporary and canonical literatures.”
William Cope, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Knowing With New Media – is a book written by Lena Redman and published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018).
The book suggests that education needs
to adapt to the modern learner. The ways
of knowledge production—exploring, recording, representing, making meaning
of and sharing human experiences—have been fundamentally transformed through
the infusion of digital technologies into
all aspects of human activity. The book proposes a new approach to teaching
and learning termed 'cinematic bricolage,' which involves generating knowledge from heterogeneous resources in a 'do-it-yourself' manner while making meaning through multimodal representations.
Knowing with New Media:
A Multimodal Approach for Learning
The ubiquity, rich potential and privatized character of digital tools allow anyone – and, in the context
of this book, any student – to engage with their immediate natural, social and cultural environments
by capitalizing on their individual abilities and interests. Knowing with New Media proposes and explores
an approach to teaching and learning termed 'cinematic bricolage.' This involves generating knowledge
from heterogeneous resources in a 'do-it-yourself' manner while making meaning through multimodal representations—writing with images, sounds and movements.
Cinematic bricolage is rooted in the idea that the learning process is not confined to schooling but
is an inseparable part of existence. 'Knowing' belongs to life, and this book is an attempt to reconnect
it with the idea of a person’s being.
The ways of knowledge production – exploring, recording, representing, making meaning of and sharing human experiences – have been fundamentally transformed through a profound infusion of digital technologies into all aspects of human activity. For the processes of knowledge-making, this is a historically unique circumstance, determined primarily by the privatization of digital tools as means of production.
These enhance a knower’s agency, giving them the opportunity to be at the center of their learning activities.
This book not only theorizes, but also exemplifies, cinematic bricolage in its layout and forms of expression.
In doing so, it shows how this process provides the opportunity to apply a person’s innate talents and exercise their personal agency in making knowledge. It shows how cinematic bricolage reconnects ways of knowing with ways of being.
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