Carey Jewitt Profile Page


Name: Professor Carey Jewitt

carey jewitt.pngCarey Jewitt is a Professor in Education and Technology and an Academic Fellow funded by the UK Research Council.Carey's research interests are in representation and technology mediated learning, with a focus on visual and multimodal theory and research methods. She is involved in the development of research focusing on the potentials of new media to reshape knowledge, literacy, learning and teaching

Academic qualifications

PhD Education,Institute of Education, University of London (1999-2003)Title: A multimodal framework for technology mediated learning

M.Sc. Social Research Methods (withdistinction), Sociology Department, The University of Surrey, Guildford (1994-1996)

BA Fine Art and Media, Northumbria University, Newcastle (1981-1984)

Academic Positions

Head of Department: Culture, Communications and Media, Institute of Education

Visitng professor (20%), Argen University, Norway

Director, MODE (Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments)

Director, Border-crossing Digital Arts and Social Science: Methodological approaches to embodiment

Current Research (further information available on the research link)

MIDAS: Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences

MODE: Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Environments 


Intergrated institutional technologies for learning teaching and management

ITL research UK

Previous Research

Next-Tell: Next Generation Teaching, Education and Learning for Life

Evaluation of the 'Learner Home Access to Technology Programme BECTA

Knowledge,Creativity and Communication (Challenge Lead), Beyond Current Horizons Program,DCSF Future Program

SociolinguisticEthnography in a Changing Society ESRC Researcher Development Initiative. With Kings College London, an ESRC-funded Researcher Development Initiative on Ethnography, Language andCommunication. For more details see the RDI website

The construction of the subject English in secondary schools inLondon, Johannesburg and Delhi†British Academy and Association of Commonwealth Universities funding. This project is an ongoing collaboration between scholars based at the IoE, Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg) and Delhi University researching the multimodal production of subject English in secondary schools in Delhi,Johannesburg and London.

The Evaluation of SchoolsWhiteboard Expansion (SWE) Project: LondonChallenge Dept. For Education and Skills (Co-director with Dr. Gemma Moss andProf. Levacic)

DigitalDesign, Representation, Communication and Interaction: Screens and the SocialLandscape AHRB/EPSRC Desigining forthe 21st Century Research Cluster

The Production of School English (2000-2003)
 Gunther Kress, CareyJewitt, Ken Jones, Jill Bourne, Anton Franks, John Hardcastle, Euan Reid. ESRCfunded research project. The project explores the relationship between'official' versions of English (eg. the National Curriculum, school policies)and 'actual' versions of English as realized through teacher and studentpractices in the classroom. We understand this realization as multimodal, thatis happening through a range of communicative modes.


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Jewitt, C. (ed.)  (2013) The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis, 2nd Edition . London: Routledge.

Jewitt, C., Price, S. and Brown, B. (eds.) (2013) The Sage Handbook of Digital Technolgy Research. London: Sage

Jewitt, C. (ed.) (2009) The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis. London: Routledge.

Jewitt, C. (2008) Technology, Literacy, Learning: A Multimodality Approach , London: Routledge. (Reprinted in paperback, Hardback 2006)

Kress, G., Jewitt, C., Bourne, J., Franks, A., Hardcastle, J., Jones, K. and Reid, E. (2005) Urban Classrooms, Subject English: Multimodal Perspectives on Teaching and Learning . London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Jewitt, C. and Kress, G. (2003) (eds.) Multimodal Literacy . New York: Peter Lang.

Kress, G., Jewitt, C., Ogborn, J. and Tsatsarelis, C. (2001) Multimodal Teaching and Learning: Rhetorics of the Science Classroom . London: Continuum.

van Leeuwen, T. and Jewitt, C. (2001) (eds.) A Handbook of Visual Analysis . London: Sage.

Published Research Reports

Jewitt, C. (2012) An Introduction to using video for research . NCRM Working Paper Series, 03/12

Farr, W and Price, S and Jewitt, C (2012) An introduction to embodiment and digital technology research: Interdisciplinary themes and perspectives . NCRM Working Paper Series, 02/12  

Jewitt, C., Meecham, P. and Stylianou, E. (2010) The museum, the Exhibition, and the Visitor: Interactive digital communication: Institute of Education, University of London

Evaluation of the Home Access programme: Pilot progress report (2009) Coventry: Becta.

Jewitt, C. Clark, W., Hadjithoma-Garstka, C. Banaji, S. Selwyn, N. (2010) Benefits of Learning Platforms and Integrated Technologies. Coventry:Becta.

Jewitt, C. (2008) The Visual in Learning and Creativity, Report 6. London: Creative Partnerships.

Moss,G. Jewitt, C., Levacic, R., Armstrong, V. Cardini, A., Castle, F. (2007) The Interactive Whiteboards, Pedagogy and Pupil Performance Evaluation (Research report 816), London: DfES.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Conference papers

Price, S. and Jewitt, C. (2013) Interview approaches to researching embodiment. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) ACM NY p. 2907-2910

Price, S. and Jewitt, C. (2013) A multimodal approach to examining ‘embodiment' in tangible learning environments. TEI conference, Barcelona, February 2013

Sakr, M., Jewitt, C., & Price, S. (in press, 2013) The semiotic work of hands. Classroom Discourse, 4 (2)

Price, S., Davies, P., Farr, W., Jewitt, C., Roussos, G., & Sin, G. (2012) Fostering geospatial thinking in science education through a customisable smartphone application. British Journal of Educational Technology. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12000

Jewitt, C. (2012) The use of Learning Platforms to organise learning in English Primary and Secondary schools. Learning, Media and Technology 36 (4) 335-348. ISSN: 1743-9892

Jewitt, C. (2011) 'Video based research: special issue', International Journal of Research Methods

Jewitt, C., Bezemer, J. Kress, G. (2010) Annotation in School English: A Social Semiotic Historical Account', National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 110(1).

Jewitt, C., Bezemer, J., Jones, K. and Kress, G. (2009)Changing English? The impact of technology and policy on a school subject in the 21st century. English Teaching: Practice and critique 8(3): 21-40.

Jewitt, C. Multimodal classroom research (2008) AERA Review of Research in Education, Vol 32: 241- 267.

Jewitt, C. (2008) Multimodality, Media, learning and identity, Medien Journal, 32(1): 31-39.

Jewitt, C. (2008) Teachers' Pedagogic Design of Digital Interactive Whiteboard Materials in the UK Secondary School, Designs for Learning, 1(1): 42 - 54

Jewitt, C., Moss, G. and Cardini, A. (2007) ėPace, interactivity and multimodality in teacher design of texts for IWBs', Learning, Media and Technology, Autumn 32(3): 302-318.

Jewitt, C. (2007) A Multimodal Perspective on Textuality and Contexts, Pedagogy and Culture, 15 (3): 275- 290.

Bhattacharly, R. Gupta, S. , Jewitt, C., Newfield, D. Reid, Y. and Stein, P. (2007) The Policy-Practice Nexus in English Classrooms in Delhi, Johannesburg and London: Teachers and the Textual Cycle, TESOL Quarterly, 41(3): 465-487

Jewitt, C. (2006) Invisible systems: some ideas on the work of Tino Sehgal, 54, 55 Newspaper Jan Mot Issue 52 (May): 2-4.

Jewitt, C. and Teal, T. (2006) Screens and the Social Landscape, Special Issue, Visual Communication 6(2) 131-140.

Jewitt, C. (2005) ėClassrooms and the Design of Pedagogic Discourse: A Multimodal Approach' Culture and Psychology 11(3): 309-320.

Shortis, T. and Jewitt, C. (2005) A Multimodal Ecology of Text in Advanced Level English Language Examinations', English in Education 39(2): 76 - 95.

Jewitt, C. (2005) ėMultimodal ėreading' and ėwriting' on screen', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education (special edition ėDigital childhood and youth: new texts, new literacies') 26 (3): 315-332.

Jewitt, C., Jones, K. and Kress, G. (2005) ėEnglish In Classrooms: Only Write Down What You Need To Know: Annotation For What?' English in Education 39 (1): 5-18.

Jewitt, C. and Adamson, R. (2003) 'The multimodal construction of rule in computer programming applications', Education, Communication and Information 3 (3): 361-382.

Bourne, J. and Jewitt, C. (2003) ėOrchestrating debate: a multimodal approach to the study of the teaching of higher-order literacy skills', Reading (UKRA) 37 (2): 64-72.†

Jewitt, C. (2003) ėRe-thinking assessment: multimodality, literacy and computer mediated learning', Assessment in Education 10 (1): 82-102.

Jewitt, C. (2003) ėReshaping learning: new technology and multimodality', International Journal of Learning 10: 2652-60.

Scott, P. and Jewitt C. (2003) ėTalk, action, and visual communication in the teaching and learning science', School Science Review 84 (308): 117-124.

Jewitt, C. (2002) ėVisual representation in the science classroom: Modal affordance and learning', Aula de InnovaciŪn Educativa, Special Issue on visual communication, XI (117): 41-44.

Jewitt, C. (2002) ėThe move from page to screen: the multimodal reshaping of school English', Journal of Visual Communication 1(2): 171-196.

Jewitt, C., Kress, G., Ogborn, J. and Tsatsarelis, C. (2001)† ėTeaching and learning: beyond language', Teaching Education 11 (3): 327 - 343.

Jewitt, C., Kress, G., Ogborn, J. and Tsatsarelis, C. (2001) 'Learning in the multimodal environment of the classroom',† Educational Review 53(1): 5-18.

Franks, A. and Jewitt, C. (2001) 'The meaning of action in the science classroom', British Education Research Journal 27 (2): 201-218.

Tsatsarelis, C., Ogborn, J., Jewitt, C., and Kress, G. (2001) 'Rhetorical construction of cells in science and in a science classroom', Research in Science Education 30 (4): 451-64.

Jewitt, C., Kress, G., Ogborn, J. and Tsatsarelis, C. (2000) 'Learning as sign making: materiality as an aspect of learning in the science classroom', Zeitschrift fur Erziehungswissenschaft (2): 267-284.

Kress, G., Jewitt, C., and Tsatsarelis, C. (2000) 'Knowledge, identity and pedagogy', Linguistics and Education 11(1): 7 - 30.

Jewitt, C. (1998)† 'A social semiotic analysis of male heterosexuality in sexual health resources: the case of images', International Journal of Social Research methodology: Theory and Practice 1(4): 263 - 280.

Jewitt, C. (1997) 'Images of men', Sociological Research Online 2 (2).

LKL News

Carey Jewitt is featured in the following news items:
Monday, 19 October 2015Event: Methods for Studying Creativity: Ahead of the Curve
Thursday, 20 December 2012Bloomsbury PhD Scholarship: Multimodal Design and Interaction in Online Language Learning Platforms
Friday, 11 November 2011Findings from the 2011 phase of the ITL Research project have just been launched
Tuesday, 11 October 2011PhD Studentship Opportunity
Wednesday, 09 March 2011We are seeking applicants for three ESRC three-year PHD studentships
Thursday, 20 January 2011New Research Project: Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments
Thursday, 20 January 2011New Research Project: GeoSciTeach
Wednesday, 10 November 2010Innovative Teaching and Learning - an international study
Tuesday, 20 October 2009Congratulations to our three new professors
Friday, 09 October 2009Integrated Institutional Technologies for Learning, Teaching and Management
Wednesday, 19 August 2009David Buckingham
Wednesday, 01 April 2009Mark Levene
Friday, 09 January 2009The Visual in Learning and Creativity
Monday, 05 January 2009Liesbeth De Block
Wednesday, 08 October 2008Sergio GutiČrrez
Friday, 27 June 2008Beyond Current Horizons
Monday, 26 May 2008Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
Wednesday, 05 March 2008Darren Pearce
Tuesday, 13 November 2007Sara Price
Monday, 13 August 2007Alex Poulovassilis
Wednesday, 25 April 2007Carey Jewitt
Wednesday, 31 January 2007George Roussos
Tuesday, 07 November 2006Rose Luckin
Monday, 25 September 2006Ettore Ferranti
Thursday, 13 July 2006Diane Carr
Monday, 22 May 2006Sara de Freitas
Thursday, 23 March 2006Workshop series on Knowledge in Social Software
Wednesday, 08 February 2006Technology, Literacy and Learning

Full LKL news listing

LKL Events

List of events at the London Knowledge Lab with Carey Jewitt:
Thursday, 15 January 2015Multimodality: Methodological Explorations
Wednesday, 09 April 2014Laura Benton & Anna Xambó: LKL Lunch Time Seminar
Thursday, 03 April 2014Embodiment, digital technologies and environments
Thursday, 14 November 2013Research and analysis in mobile technology environments: A multimodal approach
Monday, 24 June 2013MODE Summer School
Thursday, 14 March 2013Introduction to researching embodiment in digital environments
Friday, 01 March 2013Researching space and time in digital environments: a multimodal approach
Thursday, 17 January 2013An Introduction to Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data
Wednesday, 14 March 2012MODE: An introduction to researching embodiment in digital learning environments
Thursday, 23 February 2012MODE: Researching online and mobile interaction: Understanding, space, place and time
Thursday, 16 February 2012MODE Training Day: An introduction to multimodal methods for researching digital data
Tuesday, 17 May 2011Educational Futures: Leadership and Practice
Saturday, 05 June 2010Multimodal Analysis Masterclass
Wednesday, 15 July 20095th Birthday
Tuesday, 23 June 2009Surface Tension
Thursday, 11 December 2008English Now: The Digital Production of School English
Monday, 18 June 2007Representation, Learning and Technology reading group
Tuesday, 15 May 2007Representation, Learning and Technology reading group
Tuesday, 17 April 2007Representation, Learning and Technology reading group
Tuesday, 20 March 2007Representation, Learning and Technology reading group
Thursday, 29 June 2006Knowledge in Social Software
Wednesday, 31 May 2006LKL meets Question Time and a dash of Jerry Springer

Full LKL event listing