|4th graders drawing their understandings of a Greek myth (Newark, NJ)|
The tacit domain is sleepy.
When we understand literacy as multiple literacies that get made and reading and writing as modes of mapping rather than modes of replication--than complexity has room to breathe and notions of learning arise alongside experiences as they unfold, enfold, and (re)fold. How 'literacy' as a singular entity is situated is more a reflection of a deep desire to maintain order by those whose power depends on maintaining territories and separations. There, learning is more about tracing, not mapping--for in the world of standards, codification is king. The shifts as I see them are not housed solely in technologies, but rather find expression in the deterritorialized spaces that open up via curiosities, explorations, misunderstandings. And other tacit impulses.