A1 Journal article (refereed)
Monilukutaito lukion historian opetuksessa (2019)
Multiliteracy in general upper secondary school history teaching

Sulkunen, S., Luukka, M.-R., Saario, J., & Veistämö, T. (2019). Monilukutaito lukion historian opetuksessa. Ainedidaktiikka, 3(2), 2-23. https://doi.org/10.23988/ad.76111

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All authors or editorsSulkunen, Sari; Luukka, Minna-Riitta; Saario, Johanna; Veistämö, Tommi

Journal or seriesAinedidaktiikka


Publication year2019


Issue number2

Pages range2-23

PublisherSuomen ainedidaktinen tutkimusseura ry.

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66574


National curriculum for general upper secondary schools (National Agency for Education, 2015) includes a cross-curricular theme 'Multiliteracies and media'. Multiliteracies are defined as an ability to interpret and produce different kinds of texts. Thus, each teacher is expected to teach disciplinary literacy, deriving from knowledge production practices of the field, emphasizing procedural teaching in addition to the content orientation. In this study, we examine what kind of role multiliteracies and disciplinary literacy have in upper secondary school history classrooms. The data consists of a questionnaire data collected in fall 2016 when the current curriculum was new. We study which texts and literacy practices history teachers use and what kinds of teacher profiles can be found in the data. The method of analysis was cluster analysis. The aim is to describe the role of disciplinary literacy in history teaching in order to develop history teaching towards procedural teaching required in the curriculum.

Keywordsmultiliteracyliterary skillshistoryteaching and instructiongeneral upper secondary school

Free keywordsmultiliteracy; disciplinary literacy; history

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Reporting Year2019

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