PED8009 - Dynamic Literacies (With paper)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The study of literacies differs and changes with regard to perspectives, what, whom and how one studies this phenomenon. In this seminar, we will pay attention to dilemmas, tensions, challenges and changes that can be identified in studies of literacies. To illustrate what could be seen as multimodal and dynamic aspects of literacies, the focus will be directed to media literacy practices and related to phenomena such as learning, identity, and agency. Anchored in a sociocultural perspective, it has been claimed that literacy is situated. This raises questions: What is literacy? Can literacy be any kind of competence with regard to reading, understanding and writing texts in its broad sense? Different prefixes put to ‘literacy’ indicate that this is the case. These, for instance are: digital literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, and multi-literacy. Viewing literacy as situated has actualised, among others, the notions of time, place and mobility. How do we capture literacy practices that seem to appear across different activities? How can this be studied? These are some of the dilemmas and challenges that will be discussed in this seminar

Learning outcome

Learning objectives:
• Students are able to assess the adequacy and applicability of the concept literacy in research
• Students are able to assess the applicability and use of various methods in the study of literacy
• The student can draw up relevant research questions within the field of literacy

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.
Compulsory participation in the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk deltakelse på undervisning

Further on evaluation

Credits: 3,0 credits participation and paper. 1,5 credits participation (without paper)

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Priorty is given to students who have been admitted to PhD

Course materials

Approximately 500 pages

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED8010 1.5 01.01.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning



Examination arrangement: Assignment

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Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
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