Introduction-Multimodality in Education

Maria Papadopoulou and Maria D. Avgerinou

Punctum, 5(1): 5-9, 2019
DOI: 10.18680/hss.2019.0002

First paragraph

Since the mid ‘90s when linguist, semiotician and social theorist Gunther Kress introduced the term Multimodality in the context of the seminal Multiliteracies project, new educational discourses have emerged, evolved and impacted both theory and practice. Multimodality foregrounded the notion that learning is not only a linguistic accomplishment, but is also linked to the dynamic interrelationship among the different semiotic modes of meaning, such as the linguistic, the visual, the gestural, the spatial or the audio mode, which individuals can draw on to derive and produce meaning.

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