Category: Literacy, languages, multiliteracies


The Use of Concept Maps to Illustrate Understanding in a Standard Reading Exercise

The benefits of a standard reading exercise, whereby students regularly answer the same set of questions by applying them to a variety of different texts, were first explored by Scott et al. (1984). The Foundational Literacies Advanced Stream curriculum design project at Kanda University decided to experiment with such an exercise, as it is felt


Addressing Cultural Diversity in the International Classroom: A Challenge or an Opportunity?

Composition of classrooms in higher education is evolving as universities become more accessible to students from different social and cultural backgrounds. This change has led to an increase in campus diversity among faculty members as well as students. The diversity among students challenges instructors to examine their previously uniform, teaching practices. To address this issue,