Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Using Multimedia to address issues of Cultural Difference: The Making Multicultural Australia Website

Prof Andrew Jakubowicz.


With the release of the CDROMs "Making MUlticultural Australia" in 1999, New South Wales schools were provided with a resource to build a depper udnerstanding of the processes of cultural diversity and the critical elements for multicultural citizenship. This paper examines the website launced in March 2004 that takes these ideas a stage further - into the development of learning objects for school and community education. The paper takes to form of a presentation and then roundtable examination of processes in research, content development and user uptake. Other practitioners/ researchers with an inetrest in multicultural education and new media are invited to contribute to the workshop.

Presenters

Prof Andrew Jakubowicz  (Australia)
Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Technology Sydney

Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at UTS, and a researcher with the Trans/forming Cultures Research Centre. He works on issues of cultural interaction and conflict, and in the uses of multimedia in transcultural development.

Keywords
  • Multiculturalism
  • Australia
  • Multimedia
  • Online learning



(60 min. Workshop, English)