Remixing Selfies: Arts-based Explorations of Funds of Knowledge, Meaning-Making, and Intercultural Learning in Literacy

Kinga Varga-Dobai

Abstract


This article describes an arts-based writing project, the Cultural Selfie, used in a pre-service teacher education classroom to explore the concept of funds of knowledge and to develop intercultural awareness. The Cultural Selfie as a visual interpretation provided a space for pre-service teachers to reflect critically on their everyday cultural and literacy practices and their teacher Self. In doing so, they used literacy as a form of meaning-making to examine concepts such as privilege, cultural bias, and discomfort, as well as strength and weakness in relating to different cultures.


Keywords


funds of knowledge, intercultural learning, remix, meaning-making, Selfies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v20i2.1572

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