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Narrative Inquiry Julia Leong

  1. 1. julia.leong@me.com
  2. 2. Photo by Julia Leong 2009
  3. 3. “We teach who we are” Parker Palmer • Ask yourself: Who is the self that teaches?
  4. 4. My identity
  5. 5. Multiple identities • Our narratives can not have a single strand • Need to know -What brings us together in community? • To help decide what education should mean? No longer a consensus
  6. 6. Imagination
  7. 7. Empathy • Maxine Green “of all our cognitive capacities, imagination is the one that permits us to give credence to alternate realities.”
  8. 8. What is Narrative Inquiry?
  9. 9. Narrative Inquiry investigates: • How to compose a story that represents experiences truthfully while also acknowledging that we can never really tell the whole truth
  10. 10. Narrative Inquiry investigates: • How to compose a story that represents experiences truthfully while also acknowledging that we can never really tell the whole truth
  11. 11. Narrative Inquiry investigates: How to compose a story that represents experiences truthfully while also acknowledging that we can never really tell the whole truth
  12. 12. Narrative Inquiry investigates: • is one of trying to make sense of life as lived. (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) • focus on composition of a story as a way to represent experiences
  13. 13. Consider the human subject- • Who are they? • Write an account from their POV (or the POV of the subject being photographed) • Context: where when, by whom, why was it taken? • What are the aesthetics of the image? Does it conform to a convention? What technologies were used? • What is the photo’s currency? Who was it made for? Where is it kept? Who viewed it? Who has it now?
  14. 14. POV What is he thinking?
  15. 15. Write another sentence about what is he thinking. This is from the first person point of view.
  16. 16. Write another sentence about what is he thinking.
  17. 17. • What are the aesthetics of the image? Does it conform to a convention? What technologies were used?
  18. 18. “...it may be that to understand ourselves as fictions, is to understand ourselves as fully as we can,” Jeanette Winterston
  19. 19. Ted Aoki “Whenever I write a story, I not only produce a narrative but I’m reproducing myself... the narrating acts upon me, and I’m changing”
  20. 20. Whenever I compose a visual narrative, I not only produce a narrative but I’m reproducing myself... the narrating acts upon me, and I’m changing.
  21. 21. Forms of Narrative Inquiry • autobiography • action research • life writing • ethnography, biography, • art/o/graphy
  22. 22. Art/o/graphy • It brings together the art of observation, reflection and creative expression through a process of discovery and documentation. • How do our photos shape our memory? • How are experiences articulated through images? • What is the role of visual awareness?
  23. 23. 30 pounds of pack, eight hour ascent, infinite bugs biting, anticipating arrival...
  24. 24. priceless
  25. 25. Place, Time, Self/other • Place - indoor/outdoor • enclosed, claustrophobia, open spaces, city/ country, relationships between objects in places • feelings created by place • How can you use composition, clr, textures to emphasize place/space or lack of it?
  26. 26. Holocaust Memorial, Boston
  27. 27. Time
  28. 28. VISUALNARRATIVES Bounce Aspects of visual narratives Context, Object, Time Julia Leong Everyone has a story to tell. For me, as a hybrid, standing
  29. 29. • Hanna Arendt - the role of pedagogy is to introduce students as newcomers to the world as it is, not just as we see it.
  30. 30. I need you in order to see myself
  31. 31. Where are the intersections in our points of viewing?
  32. 32. Where are the intersections in our theories of teaching?
  33. 33. Where are the intersections in our understandings of learning?
  34. 34. How is remix culture shaping youth identity?

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