The Modern Greek Pedagogy Studies Association (MGSA) Undergraduate Studies Committee invites you to the third webinar in the MGSA series on pedagogy. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis (Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) will be speaking.
The event is supported by the MGSA, the Modern Greek Studies Program at Brown University, the Institute of European Studies, and the Modern Greek Program at Indiana University Bloomington.
“Translanguaging” is a concept that connects with older traditions of analysis in linguistics and practices in language pedagogy, while at the same time making some distinctions that justify the creation of a new word. In this talk Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis, drawing from an article co-authored with Anastasia Olga (Olnancy)Tzirides, set out to extend the terms of this discussion by introducing another term “transposition”, a concept designed to cast the net wider than language.
Transposition captures the restless fluidity of multimodal meaning-making. In their constant movement, meanings are both translatable and to an extent untranslatable—across different forms and functions of meaning that must be conceived more broadly than distinct “languages” or even “language” itself. Digital media precipitate a renewed urgency to reconsider the terms of our theoretical discussions and pedagogical practices. They raise challenges, at once deeply concerning and potentially productive, for the job of language teaching and its professional practices. The theme of this talk is “meaning without borders,” or the project of supplementing traditional analyses of meaning-through-language and developing a widened repertoire of pedagogical practice for language teachers.
For more information on the exciting and innovative work of Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, visit their website.