Modes of Meaning and the New London Group
In 1996, the New London Group presented a theoretical manifesto of the connections between the changing social environment facing students and teachers and applied a new approach to literacy pedagogy "multiliteracies".
Multiliteracies is the concept of understanding information and the design of meaning through the manipulation of individual modes, these being: Linguistic Meaning, Visual Meaning, Audio Meaning, Gestural, Tactile and Spatial Meaning. Each mode has a different characteristic used for meaning-making, communication and representation of knowledge and ideas.
Multimodality is the combined use of several modes together and intentionally using a specific function of a mode to create a message for a purpose and audience. The New London Group manifesto was updated in 2009 to accommodate the expansion of modes bought about by new communication technologies.
Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.