Henry Nicholas

Department: Graduate School of Education
Discipline: Education
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Research in Writing

Project Summary

My project focuses on multimodal texts and how teachers and children design such texts. My research is still ongoing as I am exploring and comparing different pedagogic practices and designs of multimodal texts between primary schools in Malaysia and England.

On this project, I observed teachers teaching writing to children aged seven to nine from two schools in Malaysia and England. I also interviewed teachers and had a brief conversation with focus children. There is a collection of lesson plans, children's texts, classroom photographs and workshets.


Supervisory Team

Dr Annabel Watson and Dr Anthony Wilson

Wider Research Interests

My research interests lie within early writers' multimodal writing. I am trying to move beyond language when discussing about children's writing. I am very much interested to understand how various modes of communications can be utilised by teachers and early writers to represent their texts, other than just linguistic description.