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Colloquium on Multimodal Pedagogies in Higher Education

This colloquium, organised by UWC’s Directorate of Teaching and Learning together with  the Faculty of Arts, will take place on Monday August 7 and Tuesday August 8. Click here to download full details.

RSVP by Friday 21 July 2017: Tania Oppel ( or Andrea Jansen ( 
 Phone: 021 959 3069

Multimodal pedagogies assume that the forms of representation through which students make their meanings – deriving from their many cultural resources – are a central issue in teaching, learning and its assessment. In South Africa, they pertain to the politics of representation and the politics of difference in diverse, multicultural and multilingual classrooms. Multimodal pedagogies address the question: ‘How can the classroom, as a multi-semiotic space, become a complex democratic space, founded on the productive integration of diverse histories, modes, genres, epistemologies, feelings and discourses?’ (Stein 2008:1) Multimodal pedagogies also respond to the expectations of 21st century learning and learners integrating digital literacies into the curriculum.

This colloquium is designed to be a hands-on experience for participants, who will experience various ways of using multimodal literacies in the classroom. Please indicate when you RSVP which workshops you are interested in attending – this will be a on a first come first serve basis.