Multimodal Approaches to Research and Pedagogy

Recognition, Resources, and Access
Author: Arlene Archer,Denise Newfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317999819
Category: Education
Page: 228
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This book brings together social semiotics, cultural studies, multiliteracies, and other approaches in order to theorize very different learning environments, giving visibility to the modal effect in a range of disciplines. It highlights the ideological nature of discursive practices, examines questions of access, and argues for transformation of these practices, with a constant eye on issues of social justice and equity. Contributors argue that we can harness learners’ representational resources through making these resources visible, and creating less regulated spaces in the curriculum in which they can be used. Examples from primary education through to adult continuing education are used throughout the text.

Seven Skeletons

The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils
Author: Lydia Pyne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409426
Category: History
Page: 336
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An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestors Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museum collections, there are a few that have become world-renowned celebrity personas—ambassadors of science that speak to public audiences. In Seven Skeletons, historian of science Lydia Pyne explores how seven such famous fossils of our ancestors have the social cachet they enjoy today. Drawing from archives, museums, and interviews, Pyne builds a cultural history for each celebrity fossil—from its discovery to its afterlife in museum exhibits to its legacy in popular culture. These seven include the three-foot tall “hobbit” from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba, and Lucy—each embraced and celebrated by generations, and vivid examples of how discoveries of how our ancestors have been received, remembered, and immortalized. With wit and insight, Pyne brings to life each fossil, and how it is described, put on display, and shared among scientific communities and the broader public. This fascinating, endlessly entertaining book puts the impact of paleoanthropology into new context, a reminder of how our past as a species continues to affect, in astounding ways, our present culture and imagination. From the Hardcover edition.

Multimodality and Social Semiosis

Communication, Meaning-Making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress
Author: Margit Böck,Norbert Pachler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136726853
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
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Gunther Kress, one of the founders of social semiotics and multimodality, has made lasting contributions to these fields through his work in semiotics and meaning-making; power and identity; agency, design, production; and pedagogy and learning; in varied sites of transformation. This book brings together leading scholars in a variety of disciplines, including social semiotics, pedagogy, linguistics, media and communication studies, new literacy studies, ethnography, academic literacy, literary criticism and, more recently, medical/clinical education, to examine and build upon his work. This disciplinary diversity is evidence of the ways in which Kress' work has influenced and been influenced by a wide range of academic work and intellectual endeavors and how it has been used to lay foundations for theory-building and concept development in a varied yet connected range of areas. The individual contributions to the book pick up the threads of the often collaborative work of the authors with Kress; they show how these approaches were subsequently developed and discuss what future trajectories the authors see for them.

The Bone Readers

Science and Politics in Human Origins Research
Author: Claudio Tuniz,Richard Gillespie,Cheryl Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315418878
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The Bone Readers are a dedicated group of scholars who study the earliest human remains, their chemistry and DNA, their extinct floral and faunal contemporaries, and the geologic layers in which they were found. Their research leads them to theories about modern human origins that continually challenge conventional wisdom and cherished beliefs— about “Eve ,” Neanderthals, “hobbits,” and the Bering Straits, among others. Two leading Bone Readers and a science writer have penned a literate, authoritative summary of the current questions and the minefield of academic politics that surround it. Ideal for students in human origins or biological anthropology courses, and a delightful read.

Life of Bone

Art Meets Science
Author: Joni Brenner,Elizabeth Burroughs,Karel Nel
Publisher: Wits University Press
ISBN: 9781868145393
Category: Art
Page: 166
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Life of Bone brings into sharp relief, and interrogates, the abutting practices of the scientific and the artistic, practices which have coexisted since the beginning of our species. It is based on an exhibition, scheduled to open in May 2011 at the Origins Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand. This exhibition will display the original fossil skull of the Taung child hominid alongside artworks by Joni Brenner, Gerhard Marx and Karel Nel made specifically in response to these evolutionarily significant remains. This unique combination of paleoanthropological finds and art prompts a range of enquiries on the nature of both artistic and scientific disciplines, and encourages a dialogue between the very distant historic and the contemporary. The creative work produced for this exhibition and the commissioned essays seek to explore issues of influence in various ways. Questions around viewing, and the new ways in which one sees the hominid fossils after viewing contemporary responses and re-imaginings of this material, will be foregrounded. The creative and intellectual engagement with this material probes the human fascination with our origins, provoking questions about the human desire to go further and further back in an evolutionary pattern, until one belongs, and can be placed. The skull, specifically, is more than a scientific object; it is the architecture of consciousness. For humans, the grasp of self and the universe occurs in this small, sealed chamber. Engaging with one's origins is to focus on the nature of life and death, absence and presence.

South Africa Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: South Africa
Page: N.A
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Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780070271340
Category: Biology
Page: 972
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The First Human

The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors
Author: Ann Gibbons
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400076963
Category: Science
Page: 303
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An account of the search for the missing link between humans and apes journeys into the competitive world of fossil hunting and the lives of competing scientists determined to uncover the mysteries of human evolution.

World History


Author: Janice J. Terry,Richard D. Goff
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 816
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As a global text, Upshur's WORLD HISTORY examines world civilizations in a comparative context. Students learn to recognize and analyze trends and interconnections across history and civilizations.

New Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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World of Biology


Author: Kimberley A. McGrath
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787630447
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 942
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In a single alphabetical arrangement, World of Biology offers 1,000 age-appropriate essays, definitions, biographies; about 350 illustrations; and other information selected by experts to satisfy assignments in all aspects of biology, including anatomy, physiology, ecology, botany, genetics, biochemistry, medicine and molecular biology. World of Biology offers choices lacking in competing products. Students will find inventions, discoveries and ideas as well as family and educational background of the people associated with milestones in biology. Racially and ethnically diverse and offering a mix of historical and current information, World of Biology provides the background, detail and human interest that help students get excited about science.

The World Book Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and high school students.

Carnegie Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American periodicals (General)
Page: N.A
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Human Beginnings in South Africa

Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age
Author: H. J. Deacon,Janette Deacon
Publisher: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864864178
Category: Archaeology
Page: 214
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The Stone Age is now beginning to be recognised as vital in establishing who we are and where we have come from. This period has long been neglected.

South African People


Author: Brian Barrow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780796700070
Category: Afrique du Sud - Relations raciales
Page: 64
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The Inevitable Domination by Man

An Evolutionary Detective Story
Author: Seymour W. Itzkoff
Publisher: Paideia Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 386
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Archaeology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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South Africa


Author: Michael Brett,Brian Johnson Barker,Mariëlle Renssen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780751311563
Category: Travel
Page: 408
View: 8528
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Die Abstammung des Menschen und die geschlechtliche Zuchtwahl


Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Heredity
Page: 377
View: 6061
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