Professor, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education
Michele Knobel is a Full Professor at Montclair State University. She has taught elementary school in Australia, and has worked within teacher education in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US. Her research interests focus principally on young people's literacy practices, and the study of the relationship between new literacies and digital technologies. She has published a number of books, including "Everyday Literacies: Students, Discourse and Social Practice" which documents four adolescents' in school and out of school literacy practices. She has co-written a number of books in English and Spanish with Colin Lankshear, including: "New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning", 3rd edition (2011; previous editions translated into Spanish and Catalan); "A New Literacies Reader: Educational Perspectives" (2013), "Literacies: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives" (2011); "DIY Media: Sharing, Creating and Learning with New Media. " (2010); "The Handbook of Research on New Literacies" (2008, co-edited with Julie Coiro, Colin Lankshear and Don Leu); and the "Handbook for Teacher Research" (2004, also translated into Portuguese and Chinese).
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Michele's research interests focus principally on school students' in-school and out-of-school literacy practices, and the study of the relationship between new literacies and digital technologies. She also has a keen interest in qualitative research methodology--especially in relation to studying social practices that include an online dimension.