2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EARED 7106 Multiple Literacies: Social and Political Investigation

The course is designed to involve participants in the process of exploring the creative use of some of the arts, including, visual arts, poetry and telling stories. Participants will use the arts to redefine literacy, understand their students' literacies, and to enhance students' skills. The course will involve three major elements, research, artmaking, and curriculum development all of which draw on what participants discover about the lives, families and communities of their students and themselves. We will use a critical pedagogy approach in finding and using the voices and experiences of participants and their students in shaping curriculum, in understanding the broader contexts of schooling, and in creating knowledge together. The course will also focus on the use of the arts for basic literacy and numeracy in the classroom.