Category: Literature Review and Critique

  • The Skills of Document Use: My New Favourite Book

    This week, I’ve been reading The Skills of Document Use: From Text Comprehension to Web-Based Learning by Jean-Fran├žois Rouet (link to publications) and it has catapulted to the top of my list of favourite professional resources. In a nutshell, it’s brilliant. For starters, Rouet’s summary of current theories of comprehension — including, Kintsch’s Construction-Integration theory…

  • Digital literacies in the classroom: A critique of Rhodes and Robnolt, 2009

    I’ve just finished reading Rhodes, J A. & Robnolt, V.J. (2009). Digital literacies in the classroom. In L. Christenbury, R. Bomer & P. Smagorinsky (Eds.) Handbook of adolescent literacy research (pp. 153-169). New York: The Guilford Press. The chapter is useful, particularly for its closely juxtaposed definitions of Multiliteracies (The New London Group, 1996); New…