Drawn and written funds of knowledge – Teaching Presentation by Adriana Alvarez

Drawn and written funds of knowledge:

A window into emerging bilingual children’s experiences and social interpretations through their written narratives and drawings

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
11:30 a.m.
University of Colorado Denver
1380 Lawrence Street,
Lawrence St. Center, Rm. 648

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and

members of the public welcome!

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This presentation will discuss findings from a qualitative study that examined bilingual children’s depictions of their lives in the form of written narratives and drawings as a window into their own understandings and interpretations of social contexts and life experiences. Personal narratives that included drawings were collected once a month in a first-grade classroom during one school year in a two-way dual language school set in a border city that serves mostly Mexican-American students. Findings illustrate how children used both multimodal semiotic systems to express their social understandings of family and community networks, and their roles within them. Adriana will conclude with future directions of this scholarly work.

-Presented by Adriana Alvarez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, College of Education | University of Texas at Austin