Weaving the fabric of shared experience: Immigrant and refugee students engaged in visual Testimonio

Date
2023
Authors
Myers, Aimée
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
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Publisher
Frontiers
Abstract

Testimonio, collective narratives situated within our sociopolitical sphere, is a powerful tool that empowers students and moves them toward a space of collective agency. When multimodalities are added to this process, students can further expand their expression and agency. This article hopes to support educators who want to embed a visual testimonio pedagogy in their own classrooms by exploring ways a secondary teacher sought to develop a critical literacy curriculum with her immigrant students. This article explores the current social discourse on immigrant and migrant students, discusses the foundations of visual testimonio, and offers three tangible examples of classroom activities.

Description
Article originally published in Frontiers in Education, 8. English. Published 2023. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.961084
Keywords
Testimonio, Immigrant academic success, Critical pedagogy, Literacy, Culturally sustaining education
Citation
This is a published version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.961084. Recommended citation: Myers, A. (2023). Weaving the fabric of shared experience: Immigrant and refugee students engaged in visual Testimonio. Frontiers in Education, 8. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.