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ERIC Number: EJ975015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Digital "Testimonio" as a Signature Pedagogy for Latin@ Studies
Benmayor, Rina
Equity & Excellence in Education, v45 n3 p507-524 2012
This article proposes the curricular integration of digital "testimonio" as a "signature" pedagogy in Latin@ Studies. The "testimonio" tradition of urgent narratives and the creative multimedia languages of digital storytelling--text, voice, image, and sound--invite historically marginalized subjects, especially younger generations, to author and inscribe their own social and cultural truths. Taking inspiration from Latina writings, undergraduate students script, record, produce, publish, and theorize their own "testimonios," building new knowledge from personal and collective experience. In this process, they construct historical and theoretical understandings of identity and belonging, reproducing and reinforcing the testimonial nexus between individual and collective story. For cyberspace generations, the digital multimedia format facilitates coming to voice. The claim for "signature" pedagogy is based on my 10-year experience with the digital storytelling genre, facilitating the creation of approximately 300 digital "testimonios" and their accompanying reflections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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