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Arts-Based Multiliteracies for Teaching and Learning

Arts-Based Multiliteracies for Teaching and Learning
Author(s)/Editor(s): Beryl Peters (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Copyright: ©2025
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-3184-2
ISBN13: 9798369331842
EISBN13: 9798369331859


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The current educational landscape demands more than traditional literacy skills to equip learners with the necessary tools to thrive in the modern world. The traditional focus on reading and writing print text may not be sufficient to comprehend the diverse forms of meaning-making necessary for effective communication and understanding in diverse communities. This poses a crucial challenge for educators who aspire to foster engaged and critically aware learners who can navigate the complexities of contemporary society.

Arts-Based Multiliteracies for Teaching and Learning offers a transformative solution by advocating for a pedagogy of multiliteracies centered on arts-based approaches. By redefining literacy to encompass diverse modalities such as dance, drama, music, visual arts, and multi-media, this book challenges educators to expand their understanding of literacy beyond traditional boundaries. The book provides a compelling rationale for integrating arts-based multiliteracies across all levels and curricular areas.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Beryl Peters (Ed.)
Dr. Beryl Peters has dedicated her career to education and the arts through teaching, advocacy, writing, and research. She has taught in Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools and post-secondary institutions from Texas to Yukon and is an established Canadian authority in music and arts education. She is currently Director of Practicum and Partnerships at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba where she is also an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Dr. Peters holds a Ph.D. in Inclusive Education (University of Manitoba) and a Master of Music (East Texas State University) with undergraduate degrees and certificates in music, theatre, and education. Dr. Peters served for a decade as Arts Education Consultant with the Manitoba Department of Education where she led the development and implementation of new, innovative curricula and resources for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, and Visual Arts Education. Her research, curricular writing, and published works focus on arts education, arts-based multiliteracies, and teacher education. Dr. Peters is a past President of Carl Orff Canada and other provincial arts associations and was founding President of the Yukon Orff Chapter. Dr. Peters holds multiple teaching and research awards including a national Arts Researchers and Teachers Society Doctoral Graduate Research Award for her study of arts-based multiliteracies in the early years.


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