Designing Multimodal Texts about the Middle Ages

in Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society
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  • 1 Eva Insulander is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education at Stockholm University. eva.insulander@edu.su.se
  • 2 Fredrik Lindstrand is a senior lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts Education at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. fredrik.lindstrand@konstfack.se
  • 3 Staffan Selander is a senior professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. staffan.selander@dsv.su.se
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Abstract

Multimedial and multimodal communication arouse interest in many fields of research today. By contrast, little attention is paid to multimodality in relation to designs for learning, especially in relation to representations of knowledge on an aggregated level. By analyzing three multimodal texts about the Middle Ages, including a textbook, a film series and a museum exhibition, this article provides insight into the role of multimodal designs for learning in a school context.