Title

Theorizing Through Digital Storytelling: The Art of "Writing Back" and "Writing For"

Document Type

Article

Creation Date

1-7-2009

Keywords

Writing, Digital Storytelling, Audio, Ethnic Studies, Texts, Audio, Theory, Educational Instruction, Historias Americanas

Description

“Writing and making my digital story was the easy part of this whole project; the challenging part did not come until I began writing this paper.” In her final theorizing essay, Inga, a student in my Latina Life Stories class, pinpointed the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning challenge I embraced seven years ago: Does centering one’s own personal experience as the subject of analysis facilitate learning how to theorize? Does making a digital story (as opposed to a written story) enable theorizing and the construction of new social knowledge? Does multimedia authoring open up a different, more visible, and perhaps more polysemic space for “theorizing from the flesh”?

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