January 20 – Bingham Humanities 300, 2-3:30 p.m.
James Chisholm and Kathy Whitmore, College of Education & Human Development
Research Methods to Understand Middle Grades Readers’ Semiotic Awareness
In this interactive workshop, we will invite participants to engage with research methods we created to understand how middle grades readers learned about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary through the arts. In our multi-year study, we employed digital photographic and videographic techniques to freeze multimodal co-constructions of texts. We will invite participants to build on our arts-based research methods that seek to disrupt standardized and verbal evaluation instruments that dominate and limit what teachers can know about what and how students can learn.