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Navigating Discourses, Identities, and Literacies

Event: Navigating Discourses, Identities, and Literacies
LiteracyStudies@OSU Lecture Series

ELIZABETH BIRR MOJE
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Dean for Research
University of Michigan

"From Being Part of the Story to Making the Argument: Navigating Discourses, Identities, and Literacies"

Moje will draw from past and proposed future research to theorize what it means to engage in robust literacy practice across multiple contexts, a construct that Moje has come to think of in terms of navigating. She will make an argument about the need to move from framing literacy learning as domain- or discipline-specific, and instead to think of the profound learning as being at the moment of navigating from one space to another. Drawing from conceptions of third space articulated by Homi Bhabha and Edward Soja, Moje will argue that the moments of being in-between may be the very moments teachers and others interested in youth development may want to help youth explore, using the in-between and, more important, awareness of the in-between, to engage young people in the kind of language and conceptual study that involves them in an analysis and critique of how knowledge is produced. Moje is currently serving on the National Academy of Science/National Research Council’s Committee on Learning—Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Date and time:November 15, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:Area on Campus: Denney Hall 311
Contact:Susan Hanson
Phone Number:614 247-6539
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Event Type:Lecture

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