Welcome to Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope’s New Learning website. As well as containing information about ourselves and our work, the site is a portal to areas of education research and development in which we are involved.
New Learning is our theory of learning in the context of the extraordinary social changes of our times. In this part of the site, we provide material which supplements our book, New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2012.
Multiliteracies is an approach to literacy which focuses on variations in language use according to different social and cultural situations, and the intrinsic multimodality of communications, particularly in the context of today’s new media.
Learning by Design provides teachers with tools to document their curriculum, using a web planner called a ‘Learning Element’. The purpose of the Learning Element is to map the range of task types or ‘Knowledge Processes’ in which learners are involved.
e-Learning is an area on this website where we explore the affordances of e-learning ecologies.
Scholar is a web-based writing and learning environment for learners which brings together formative assessment (diagnosis and feedback) and summative assessment (measuring student progress over time and in comparison with other learners).
The area you are reading now provides an introduction to our work in the field of education.