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The aims of this research are to:
This is a proposal for targeted intervention within an existing teacher professional learning program deploying two schemas to promote development of and recording of elements of a teacher-generated multimodal metalanguage. One of the schemas (New London Group, 2000) has been used successfully in professional learning stiuations to support teacher development (Cloonan, forthcoming). The second proposed schema (Cope and Kalantzis, 2000) was used by the researcher as an analytical tool in previous research. It draws on a range of influences including social semiotics (Halliday, 1985)' amd critical literacies (Fairclough, 1992, Gee, 1992).
The proposed research involves teachers as researchers of their own classroom textual pratices. Within the context of the current program, the focus would be the development of teacher examples of teaching of multimodal metalanguage, or teaching about as well as through multimodality. This proposal has the support of the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne.