E503 – Investigating Classroom Literacies
Description: E503 emphasizes that the diverse contexts in which literacy practices are enacted often shape differing definitions of literacy. Students learn techniques for reading studies critically in order to analyze how the theoretical and methodological lenses literacy researchers use to view, investigate, and evaluate literacy practices shape their research findings. Students are also introduced to methodologies and ethical issues in classroom-based inquiry into literacy practices. Course topics include connections among literacy practices in classroom settings, methods in classroom-based inquiry into literacy practices, and application of classroom-based research techniques in examining the complex relationships among language, literacies, and learning.