CAMPOS Research Colloquium - Alexis Patterson Williams - March 26, 2022
From Mariel Vazquez
Introduction and formal presentation from minute 0 to 40:20 followed by Q&A and informal discussion.
Alexis Patterson Williams, Associate Professor, School of EducationMarch 26, 2022
Sustaining Disciplinary Literacy in Science: A Transformative, Just Model for Teaching the Language of ScienceThe process of developing disciplinary literacy in science is not a neutral act. The acquisition of disciplinary literacy in science has been documented as producing strong, negative emotion in students. In this talk, I will outline the problematic nature of literacy in science, identify specific challenges of science texts as well as highlight strategies for addressing these challenges. Specifically, I identify a culturally sustaining and just approach to teaching science, (W)holistic Science Pedagogy (WSP). It is both a teacher- and student-centered approach of instruction to disrupt patterns and hierarchies. This talk will introduce the WSP commitments within the context of teaching disciplinary literacy in science.