Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need support to help me learn.
Knoblauch suggests that there are many more definitions of literacy than the 4 he discusses and, “no definition tells…what literacy is; definitions only tell what some person or group—motivated by political commitment—wants or needs literacy to be” (79). Knoblauch is suggesting two things here:
He argues that the power of definitions often lies in their “invisibility” or the assumption that what a concept means is simple and transparent (this concept could be literacy, education, critical thinking, etc.). The danger of the invisibility is the way in which the ideology remains unquestioned and tacitly accepted.
Go back and read your first MMW1 and write a new MMW in which you use Knoblauch’s and Anyon’s discussions about ideology to interpret your own assumptions from MMW1.
In other words:
In addition to reflecting on and interpreting your assumptions through Knoblauch’s and Anyon’s frameworks, address the question of significance (so what?):
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