As the fourth event in the Literacies of Contemporary Civic Life speaker series, Dr. Patrick Camangian has requested that all attendees please complete the survey found here (enter PIN# 7193). I’m not familiar with this resource and I found the interface engaging and I’m curious how it will be woven into Dr. Camangian’s presentation. I hope you will take a few minutes to complete it and I hope you will join us! As usual we will be in Clark A205 at 5:30 and the event is free. Here is a bit of info about Dr. Camangian’s presentation:
Moving Left of Center: Teaching a New Ending
If teachers truly want to make their classrooms more culturally empowering, we need the type of learning, an ability to read the world, as Paulo Freire says, that leads to social transformation in students’ actual lives. This presentation honors this by discussing the importance of tapping into the humanity that young people bring into classrooms, treating their most pressing concerns as worthy of intellectual interrogation and important starting points for all learning. Toward this end, this presentation will draw on work done in urban schools throughout California as a context to understand the socio-educational experiences of different cultural groups in urban communities and, more importantly, consider ways in which classroom teachers can more effectively remedy the problems facing urban communities.
Last week, Dr. Haddix mentioned that she always has her students read one of Dr. Camangian’s articles in her class. The article in question is Starting with Self: Teaching Autoethnography to Foster Critically Caring Literacies. It comes from a stellar issue of Research in the Teaching of English and I’d encourage you to peruse the rest of the issue here.
See you Tuesday!