'It's a black hole...': exploring teachers' narratives and practices for digital literacies in the adult EAL context

A strength-based approach to teaching digital literacies can advance language education for adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds, preparing them for life in a new country. This article draws on a 6-month ethnographic study at an adult English language center in Australia and explores teachers' perspectives and practices related to teaching digital literacies to understand how prepared they are to employ learners' own resources. Using sociomaterial theory, this research found that English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers' narratives about learners focused on what they lacked rath ... Show more

Authors: Tour, Ekaterina; Creely, Edwin; Waterhouse, Peter

Published: Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications, 2021

Resource type: Article

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