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Engaging Stories
Creating an Ethnographic
Literacy Narrative Project
in First-Year Writing
@JasonCKTham • UMN
Aims & Rationale
• To design a space for civic discourses &
community engagement
• To facilitate a contact zone for learni...
Literacy Narratives
• Understanding reading & composing as
situated practices & values
• From the DALN:
"Literacy narrativ...
www.daln.osu.edu
www.humansofnewyork.com
The HUMN Project
Pedagogical Objectives
• Create opportunities for conversations
where inclusion, access, and students’
relationship to wri...
Learning Objectives for Students
• Examine literacy practices as critical acts
of inquiry
• Study the cultural influences ...
Learning Objectives for the Instructor
• Explore patterns of local literacies and
literacy histories
• Reflect on the infl...
Stages
Preparation
Planning & Practice
Production
Publication
Presentation
1. Preparation
• Introduce the genre
• Review DALN and Center for Digital
Storytelling
• Facilitate in-class discussions a...
2. Planning & Practice
• Introduce rationale and goals of The HUMN
Project
• Facilitate workshops to collectively generate...
3. Production
• Conduct interviews (2-3 subjects per
group)
• Discuss breakdown and breakthrough
experiences
• Create shar...
4. Post-production & Publication
• Gather, clean up, edit, and render
narrative data
• Coach students in reproducing textu...
5. Presentation
• Soft-launch the HUMN Project website
• In-class reflections and discussions of
lesson learned
• Present ...
Discourse Communities
The Rhetorical Situation
Power Relations
Language & Agency
Literacy Sponsors
Genres
Autoethnography
...
Project Evaluation
• Grade 1: Class grade
 Overall presentation of the website
 Quality of published content and data
• ...
Engaging Stories
Creating an Ethnographic
Literacy Narrative Project
in First-Year Writing
@JasonCKTham • UMN
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Presented at the 2015 Minnesota Writing and English (MnWE) Conference, Inver Hills, MN. March 27, 2015.

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Engaging Stories: Creating an Ethnographic Literacy Narrative Project in First-Year Writing

  1. 1. Engaging Stories Creating an Ethnographic Literacy Narrative Project in First-Year Writing @JasonCKTham • UMN
  2. 2. Aims & Rationale • To design a space for civic discourses & community engagement • To facilitate a contact zone for learning and grappling with diverse literacy practices & values • To encourage active learning
  3. 3. Literacy Narratives • Understanding reading & composing as situated practices & values • From the DALN: "Literacy narratives are powerful rhetorical linguistic accounts through which people fashion their lives and make sense of their world, how they construct the realities in which they live.”
  4. 4. www.daln.osu.edu
  5. 5. www.humansofnewyork.com
  6. 6. The HUMN Project
  7. 7. Pedagogical Objectives • Create opportunities for conversations where inclusion, access, and students’ relationship to writing are central concerns • Guide students to think critically and rhetorically about how their literacy practices have served their own developments • Hands-on research appropriate for FYW
  8. 8. Learning Objectives for Students • Examine literacy practices as critical acts of inquiry • Study the cultural influences that shape individuals’ identities as learners • Examine the literate lives of those who are students and not students • Develop a sense of narrative agency
  9. 9. Learning Objectives for the Instructor • Explore patterns of local literacies and literacy histories • Reflect on the influences, people, and values that shape literacy practices • Learn how to instruct and execute a collaborative project that serves the students’ pedagogical needs
  10. 10. Stages Preparation Planning & Practice Production Publication Presentation
  11. 11. 1. Preparation • Introduce the genre • Review DALN and Center for Digital Storytelling • Facilitate in-class discussions and development of students’ personal literacy narratives
  12. 12. 2. Planning & Practice • Introduce rationale and goals of The HUMN Project • Facilitate workshops to collectively generate interview questions • Design “ground rules” • Discuss research ethics and informed consent • Specify evaluative criteria • Organize and conduct in-class simulations
  13. 13. 3. Production • Conduct interviews (2-3 subjects per group) • Discuss breakdown and breakthrough experiences • Create shared dropbox for data storage
  14. 14. 4. Post-production & Publication • Gather, clean up, edit, and render narrative data • Coach students in reproducing textual narratives and visual (images, audio, video) representations of data • Conduct large-group peer reviews on final drafts • Choose and design a web portal for hosting the data
  15. 15. 5. Presentation • Soft-launch the HUMN Project website • In-class reflections and discussions of lesson learned • Present at the FYW Symposium
  16. 16. Discourse Communities The Rhetorical Situation Power Relations Language & Agency Literacy Sponsors Genres Autoethnography Writing Arguments Multimodal Composing Visual Rhetoric Rhetoric Methods Composition / Production
  17. 17. Project Evaluation • Grade 1: Class grade  Overall presentation of the website  Quality of published content and data • Grade 2: Individual grade  Peer evaluation of engagement  Instructor’s observation  Verbal reflection of insights and lessons learned  Ability to describe findings and implications
  18. 18. Engaging Stories Creating an Ethnographic Literacy Narrative Project in First-Year Writing @JasonCKTham • UMN

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