What is Literacy?. According to James Paul Gee Power Point Presented By: Michelle Mardula and Katie Belis. Discourse:. A socially accepted association among ways of using language, of thinking, and of acting
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According to James Paul Gee
Power Point Presented By:
Michelle Mardula and Katie Belis
Concrete: People, books and buildings
Bodies of knowledge, values, norms and beliefs
Discourses hold certain concepts, viewpoints and values at the expense of others. At the same time, discourses tend to marginalize the viewpoints and values central to other discourses.
Acquisition and Learning
a process of acquiring something subconsciously by exposure to models and a process of trial and error, without a process of formal teaching. This happens in a natural setting and is how most people come to control their first language.
a process that involves conscious knowledge gained through teaching, which involves explanation and analysis.
a birthright or being born into a discourse group.
discourses that go beyond the primary: developed in association with and by having access to and practice with secondary institutions (schools, workplace, stores, churches, etc.).
language used in
Dominant Literacy: control of a secondary use of language used in dominant discourses
Powerful Literacy: control of the secondary use of language used in secondary discourses