Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

On this journey through the languages of learning, many of the examples we’ve looked at would often be considered to be ‘arts’, to be somehow informal, to be less rigorous than ‘formal’ communication. We can all see how video is used in learning, how text is used, but when we move to music, to dance, to poetry, it’s less clear. I wonder why that is?

Video, animation, text, spoken word, these formats are all used widely for very formal messaging as well as informal, so why are others segregated so far? The spoken language used by news anchors is the same as that used by Shakespeare or J K Rowling, for radically different purposes from the highly informal to the highly formal. But you never see the news read in poetry (although there is, of course, the Rap News…).

Whilst researching music in learning, i was fascinated to find that…

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