08:30 AM to 05:30 PM MTWRF
Robinson Hall B208
Section Information for Spring 2015
To respond to the growing diversity of youth and their cultures and literacy capacities, this course will call on students to interact with diverse young people in school and community settings, exploring their points of view on school using the visual and technology-oriented media with which these children and young adults are most proficient. Students will work with relevant schools and community organizations—selected by participants and the course instructors—to implement the visually-oriented writing instruction and interview procedures developed by the “Through Students’ Eyes” project. Students will learn about diverse youths’ perspectives on school so that they will be better prepared to respond to these points of view as teachers and citizens. Students will also encounter an array of visually-based and digital media-oriented writing activities that support diverse youths’ literacy development. These strategies will be especially useful to future teachers who need effective pedagogical techniques for motivating young people to engage with school and more traditional school-based literacy activities.
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