Transforming the technologies and modalities of learning:
The New Life Sciences in secondary schooling: An Introduction.

Year: 2008

Author: Freebody, Peter, Hedberg, John

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper introduces a range of issues involved in researching classroom activities in the growing curriculum area known as the "New Life Sciences" (NLS). It describes the need to continue and support new ways of learning and using literacy as the school years progress and then outlines the significance of multimodal representations of knowledge in NLS and the foundational use of digital technologies in the growth of this discipline. It gives a brief outline of the nature of NLS developments and concludes with a summary statement of the context for the NLS research project from which the papers following in this symposium are drawn.