These pages unfold in the context of a funded investigation awarded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Promotion Foundation Programmes “RESTART 2016 – 2020” and in particular DIDAKTOR programme. The project (POST-DOC/0916/0248) is entitled “Museum Affinity Spaces (MAS): Re-imagining Museum-School Partnerships for the 21st century through a Multiliteracies Lens” will run from November 2018 until October 2020.
The overall aim of the MAS project is to grant students with opportunities to gain experience of museums and cultural heritage beyond national boundaries and enhance their literacy repertoires by adhering to a theoretical framework incorporating understandings of technology-enhanced museum learning as a multiliteracy practice.
This postdoctoral research fellowship to be held at the Cyprus University of Technology, results from the doctoral investigation of the Postdoctoral Researcher (Stefania Savva), who has through her doctoral studies developed an extensive theoretical and practical understanding of how museums can function as multimodal and multiliteracy learning environments. In particular, her research investigated the nature of museum-based multiliteracies and what could be an appropriate pedagogy/approach in relation to developing effective and culturally and linguistically relevant museum and school partnerships for the 21st century.