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Assembling Common Worlds - Keynote Address: Amanda C. Wager

Jun
12
When: Sunday, Jun 12, 2022, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Attendance: Mixed Online and In-Person
Building: Malaspina Theatre
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

Add to CalendarAssembling Common Worlds - Keynote Address: Amanda C. Wager06/12/2022 03:30 PM06/12/2022 05:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverLand as Literacy: Young People Practicing Culturally Sustaining Land-Based Virtual Pedagogies Historically, youth have been a driving force for social change. In consideration of current environmental consequences, young people have the capacity to generate more sustainable means of living on this planet through land-based literacy pedagogies that stem from local and cultural ways of knowing. Based on data collected from a youth participatory arts-based research project with local secondary youth and a Land-Based Pedagogy course with undergraduate students on Vancouver Island, this key note seeks to advance understanding of the creative ways in which young people and local Knowledge Keepers engage in their natural and local environments as a way to imagine and create cultural and global sustainability, specifically during a global pandemic. To remain dynamic and critical in a constantly evolving and virtual global world, a culturally sustaining land-based literacy pedagogy offers an inter-generational, place-based and cross-cultural vision that builds on the crucial work of the past while keeping pace with the changing lives and practices of youth today. Bio Amanda C. Wager, PhD is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Community Research in Art, Culture & Education at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Wager’s community research, teaching, and scholarship encompasses literacies, languages, and the arts with local youth, families, and communities. Her scholarship encompasses the fields of qualitative inquiry, participatory research methodologies, Indigenous and culturally sustaining pedagogies, multimodal and multilingual literacies, and arts/drama-in-education. Her community-engaged research in education is informed by 20 years of experience as a trilingual/literate/cultural (English/Spanish/Dutch) educator with children, youth, and adults in Canada, Peru, the Netherlands, and the United States. https://research.viu.ca/dr-amanda-wager Attendance for keynote addresses is free, in person or virtual. Register to attend an address here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/assembling-common-worlds-keynote-presentations-tickets-354708140597 If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference please contact: Terri Doughty: Terri.Doughty@viu.ca or Janet Grafton: Janet.Grafton@viu.ca \n\nhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/assembling-common-worlds-keynote-presentations-tickets-354708140597\nNanaimo Campus Building Malaspina Theatre \nVancouver Island University\n900 Fifth Street\nNanaimo BC V9R 5S5\n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/assembling-common-worlds-keynote-address-amanda-c-wagerhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/assembling-common-worlds-keynote-presentations-tickets-354708140597falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

Land as Literacy: Young People Practicing Culturally Sustaining Land-Based Virtual Pedagogies

Historically, youth have been a driving force for social change. In consideration of current environmental consequences, young people have the capacity to generate more sustainable means of living on this planet through land-based literacy pedagogies that stem from local and cultural ways of knowing. Based on data collected from a youth participatory arts-based research project with local secondary youth and a Land-Based Pedagogy course with undergraduate students on Vancouver Island, this key note seeks to advance understanding of the creative ways in which young people and local Knowledge Keepers engage in their natural and local environments as a way to imagine and create cultural and global sustainability, specifically during a global pandemic. To remain dynamic and critical in a constantly evolving and virtual global world, a culturally sustaining land-based literacy pedagogy offers an inter-generational, place-based and cross-cultural vision that builds on the crucial work of the past while keeping pace with the changing lives and practices of youth today.

Bio

Amanda C. Wager, PhD is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Community Research in Art, Culture & Education at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Wager’s community research, teaching, and scholarship encompasses literacies, languages, and the arts with local youth, families, and communities. Her scholarship encompasses the fields of qualitative inquiry, participatory research methodologies, Indigenous and culturally sustaining pedagogies, multimodal and multilingual literacies, and arts/drama-in-education. Her community-engaged research in education is informed by 20 years of experience as a trilingual/literate/cultural (English/Spanish/Dutch) educator with children, youth, and adults in Canada, Peru, the Netherlands, and the United States.

https://research.viu.ca/dr-amanda-wager

Attendance for keynote addresses is free, in person or virtual.
Register to attend an address here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/assembling-common-worlds-keynote-presentations-tickets-354708140597

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference please contact:

Terri Doughty: Terri.Doughty@viu.ca

or

Janet Grafton: Janet.Grafton@viu.ca

Event Organizer:
Terri Doughty