Reclaiming literacies: competing textual practices in a digital higher education

@article{Lea2013ReclaimingLC,
  title={Reclaiming literacies: competing textual practices in a digital higher education},
  author={Mary Lea},
  journal={Teaching in Higher Education},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={106 - 118}
}
  • Mary Lea
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Teaching in Higher Education
This essay examines the implications of the ubiquitous use of the term ‘digital literacies’ in higher education and its increasing alignment with institutional and organisational imperatives. It suggests that the term has been stripped of its provenance and association with disciplinary knowledge production and textual practice. Instead it is called into service rhetorically in order to promote competency-based agendas both in and outside the academy. The piece also points to a tendency to… Expand
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