Professor Carey Jewitt

    • BA Fine Art, MSc Social Research Methods, PhD Education
    • Professor of Technology and Learning
    • Head of Culture, Communication and Media Department
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  • Summary:
    • My research interests centre around three areas of specialization:

      1) Research theory and methodologies: Visual and Multimodal research and and Video-based research
      2) Technology mediated teaching and learning: notably its affect on classroom practices, and subject knowledge
      3) Multimodal school based research: with a focus on urban schooling, identities, policy and curriculum

      Recent research project areas include: the development of multimodal methods for researching digital data and environments, the effects of government technology initiatives on learning in the secondary school and the home, and the changing practices of teaching and learning in the classroom.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • I am interested in supervising students with interests in: visual research, any aspect of multimodal research, studies using and investigating video-based research, the use of technologies for learning and teaching in the school and the home, multimodal perspectives on urban schooling, multimodal identities (e.g. dress, and hair), research that takes a long view of technology.
  • Professional Activities:
    • I am a founding editor of the journal Visual Communication, and I am on the editorial boards of Educational Review, Digital Culture & Education, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy; and International Journal of Learning (RMIT). I review articles for a number of journals including Literacy; Language and Education; Linguistics and Education; ALT-J Research in Learning Technology; JCAL;Teacher Education; Social Semiotics; Learning and Instruction; Educational Review; English in African Studies.

      I have served as a reviewer for a number of research funding programs including the ESRC's Digital Social Research programme, Singapore Ministry of Education Digital Strand, Canadian Research Council, National Research Foundation Council for South Africa.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • Interview approaches to researching embodiment. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2013
      Literacy, digital technologies and multimodality. AERA Keynote, Vancouver, 2012.
      A History of Visual Research, 2nd International Visual Methodologies Conference, Open University, UK, Sept. 2011
      Multimodality and Digital Technologies, Fifth International Conference on Multimodality, Sydney, Dec. 2010
      'Multimodal Data' Ethnography, Language, and Communication Conference, Birmingham, UK, Sept. 2010
      Multimodality and Digital Technology in the English Classroom, NATE Multimodality Day, London, UK 2010
      Changing English: knowledge, practices and relations in the digitized English classroom, Fourth International Conference of Multimodality, National University of Singapore, July 2008
      Multimodal research in education, Visual Psychologies Conference, Leicester University, June 2008
      Interpreting Visual Data, ESRC Visual Qualitative Research Day, Westminster, London, January, 2008
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • I have research experience/knowledge of secondary schooling practice and policy in South Africa, India, Singapore, Sweden, and Norway
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  • Jewitt, C. (ed.) (2013) (in press) The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis (2nd Edition). London: Routledge.
  • Price, S., Jewitt, C. and Brown, B. (2013) Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. London: Sage.
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  • Jewitt, C. (2013) 'Multimodal methods for researching digital technologies' Price, S., Jewitt, C. and Brown, B, The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. London: Sage.
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  • Jewitt, C. (2011) 'The scope and uses of video in social research', International Journal of Social Research Methodology 14 (3), 171–178.
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  • Jewitt, C. and Parashar, U. (2011) 'Technology and learning at home: Findings from the evaluation of the Home Access Programme Pilot', Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 27 4, 303-313.
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  • Jewitt, C., Bezemer, J. Kress, G. (2011) 'Annotation in School English: A Social Semiotic Historical Account', National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook 110(1), 129-152.
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  • Jewitt, C. (2008) 'Multimodal classroom research', AERA Review of Research in Education 32, 241- 267.
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  • Jewitt, C. (2008) Technology, Literacy, Learning: A Multimodality Approach. London: Routledge.
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  • Kress, G., Jewitt, C., Bourne, J., Franks, A., Hardcastle, J., Jones, K. and Reid, E. (2005) Urban Classrooms, Subject English: Multimodal Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. London: RoutledgeFalmer.
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  • van Leeuwen, T. and Jewitt, C. (eds) (2001) A Handbook of Visual Analysis. London: Sage.
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