Meaning Making

Recognising the agency of the learner as a participant in the construction of a text. Making meaning is a reflexive process in which the content, style and purpose of the text is in dialogue with the prior experience, knowledge and responses of the reader. Making meaning implies both understanding and interpretation.

Components of Meaning Making

Reading Relating Expressing
Fluent and confident assimilation of digital content; purposeful and efficient movement around software and platforms. Being able to follow a narrative across diverse semantic, visual and structural elements. Making connections both with developing linkages and relationships between new and existing knowledge. Acquiring and adapting mental models. The capacity to translate a purpose or intention, feeling or idea into a digital form, across a range of communicative modes. This includes the development of content, artefacts or social relations and an understanding of potential readerships.