Scenario 1: The students on the Level 1 Catering and Hospitality course are confident at using the internet to shop for shoes and clothing. As part of one of their college activities they were asked to research the Hilton hotel group using the internet, to provide information for a leaflet they had to produce. Their tutor was surprised that the students struggled to find relevant sites or information on this topic.
Questions to be asked: Why were the students apparently unable to transfer their expertise on the internet from their everyday lives to their learning environment? What might the tutor be able to do in this situation so that the students everyday use of the internet becomes a resource for their learning? LfLFE Research Project
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Resonance might exist between the everyday literacy activity and the literacy demands of the course. But, similarly, dissonance between aspects of the literacy demands of the course and the students everyday literacy practices might prevent transference between the activities. Locating and identifying which aspects of the literacy practices contribute to dissonance can help teachers to provide ways of reducing students difficulties on their courses.
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