Can you believe it? We are approaching the third anniversary since the original launch of Wittgenstein on Learning, which has since morphed into The Literacy Bug. For the curious, check out the initial announcement way back on 24 September 2013.
- Commanding language & literacy;
- Seeing language & literacy as patterned and meaningful;
- Language & literacy as discursive practice;
- Commanding our sentences;
- Commanding our words;
- On perception;
- Attributes of a reader;
- Construing the self through autobiography;
- Practices defined;
- On practices;
- How do we come to internalise practices?;
- Entering a practice as an outsider;
- Constructing, construing and retaining knowledge; and
- Proposing alternative perspectives to alleviate and liberate.
Even though the above sections are more esoteric than more recent material, they influenced the more applicable sections like:
- Principles of teaching;
- Further principles;
- Five stages of reading development;
- Stages of literacy development;
- Establishing practices; and
- Language and literacy are learned with steady guidance from others.
Wittgenstein-infused essays also served as important milestones in the website's history, such as:
- Why do we do what we do?;
- Understanding the importance of form, meaning and use in language; and
- To undersand we need to be part of the conversation.
Today, the themes of Wittgenstein live on in a more applicable manners. Even though the site's name has changed, the website is still focused on the acquisition of language, the development of literacy, the importance of social interactions, and the scaffolding of ways of seeing, acting and thinking.
Celebrate the anniversary with us. Explore the site. Send us a message. Let us know your favourite part of the resource. Welcome and enjoy!