Developing Literacies in a Global Context (816X3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will explore different models of language and literacy/ies-development in formal/informal contexts, from early childhood through schooling to adult literacy, across international contexts and theoretical perspectives. It will interrogate the concept of literacy/ies and multiliteracies, investigating how these are enacted in policy and practice globally, considering the sustainable development goals and social-justice issues.

Questions include:

  • How do young children acquire language(s) and communication modes within the home – and school?
  • What are the implications of multilingualism and multiliteracies for schooling?
  • How do children and adults learn to read and engage with reading, writing and multimodal practices?
  • What is ‘voice’?


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.