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Multimodal Pedagogies and Post-Qualitative Scholarship in Teaching and Learning

Short Course 3 (2017) offered by Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)

This blended learning five-week course on Multimodal Pedagogies and Post-Qualitative Scholarship in Higher Education Teaching and Learning follows on three CHEC courses: Designing Learning with Technologies; Research on Teaching and Learning; and Preparing for your Proposal and Writing for Publication in Educational Research. The course is seen as building on these prior courses and taking them further through thinking about multimodality and post-qualitative research methods. Some aspects of the course will focus on shared reading and learning engagements about multimodal pedagogies and post-qualitative inquiry. In addition to readings, the course will cover experiential and hands-on sessions on multimodal pedagogies and post-qualitative methodologies. The course will be structured in a way that will allow participants to choose to study more in-depth either multimodal pedagogies or post-qualitative inquiry depending on their prior experiences and knowledge.

Prescribed readings

Brushwood Rose, C. (2009). The (im) possibilities of self representation: Exploring the limits of storytelling in the digital stories of women and girls. Changing English, 16(2), 211–220. doi:10.1080/13586840902863194

Brushwood Rose, C.& Low, B.. (2014). “Exploring the ‘craftedness’ of Multimedia Narratives: From Creation to Interpretation.” Visual Studies 29 (1). Routledge: 30–39. doi:10.1080/1472586X.2014.862990.

Jackson, A. Y., & Mazzei, L. A. (2012). Thinking with theory in qualitative research: Viewing data across multiple perspectives. London: Routledge.

Jewitt, C., Bezemer J. & O’Halloran K. (2016). Introducing Multimodality, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. (a most helpful, accessible overview of the field, its concepts and methods)

MacLure, M. (2013a). The Wonder of Data. Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, 13(4), 228–232.

St. Pierre, E. A. (2011). Post qualitative research: The critique and the coming after. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage handbook of qualitative research (pp. 611-625). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Stein P. (2008). Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms: Rights, Representation and Resources, Abingdon: Routledge.

Recommended readings:

Jackson, A. Y., & Mazzei, L. A. (2013). Plugging One Text Into Another: Thinking With Theory in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Inquiry: QI, 19(4), 261–271.
Kress, G. (2010). Multimodality: a social semiotic approach to contemporary communication, Abingdon: Routledge.

Kuby, C.R., & Rucker Gutshall, T. (2016). Go be a writer!: Expanding the curricular boundaries of literacy learning with children. New York: Teachers College Press.

Kuby, C.R., Aguayo, R.C., Holloway, N., Mulligan, J. A., Shear, S.B., & Ward, A. (2016). Teaching, troubling, transgressing: Thinking with theory in a post-qualitative inquiry course. Qualitative Inquiry, 22(2), 140-148.

MacLure, M. (2013b). Researching without representation? Language and materiality in postqualitative methodology. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 26(6), 658–667.

MacLure, M. (2013c). Classification or wonder? Coding as an analytic practice in qualitative research. In R. Coleman & J. Ringrose (Eds.), Deleuze and research methodologies (pp. 164–184). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

MacLure, M. (2015). The ‘new materialisms’: A thorn in the flesh of critical qualitative inquiry?. In G.S. Cannella, M. S. Perez & P.A. Pasque (Eds.), Critical qualitative inquiry: Foundations and futures. Walnut Creek, California: West Coast Press.

St. Pierre, E.A. (2015). Practices for the “new” in the new empiricisms, the new materialisms, and post qualitative inquiry. In N.K. Denzin & M.D. Giardina. (Eds.). Qualitative inquiry and the politics of research. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. pp. 75-96.

St. Pierre, E.A. (2014). A brief and personal history of post qualitative research: Toward “post inquiry”. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 30(2), 2-19.

St. Pierre, E.A. (2016). Untraining educational researchers. Research in Education. Online First version. DOI: 10.1177/0034523716664581

Stein P. (2008). Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms: Rights, Representation and Resources, Abingdon: Routledge.