The field of languages and literacies education is undergoing rapid transformation. Scholarship that draws upon feminist, post-colonial, new material and posthuman ontologies is transcending disciplinary boundaries and disrupting traditional binaries between human and nonhuman, the natural and the cultural, the material and the discursive.

In Transforming Language and Literacy Education, editors Kelleen Toohey, Suzanne Smythe, Diane Dagenais and Magali Forte bring together accessible, conceptually rich stories from internationally diverse authors to guide new practices, new conversations and new thinking among scholars and educators at the forefront of languages and literacies learning. The book addresses these concepts for diverse groups of learners including young children, youth and adults in formal educational and community-based settings. Challenging and disruptive, this is a unique and important contribution to language and literacy education.

chapter 1|14 pages

Making and Unmaking Literacy Desirings

Pedagogical Matters of Concern from Writers’ Studio

chapter 2|22 pages

Practising Place-Thought and Engaging in Critical Place Inquiry in a Public Park

Listening, Letting Go, and Unsettling Our Writing Pedagogies

chapter 3|18 pages

Becoming Posthuman

Bodies, Affect, and Earth in the School Garden

chapter 4|19 pages

Lekta and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Entwinements of Idealism and Materialism

chapter 7|16 pages

“This Documentary Actually Makes Welland Look Good”

Exploring Posthumanism in a High School Documentary Film Project