Digital Composing as Participatory Pedagogy
The digital composition below is based on my article in the Fall 2013 issue of Reflections: a Journal of Public Rhetorics, Civic Writing and Service Learning, a special issue on Latin@s edited by Cristina Kirklighter and Isabel Baca. The article is called "Nuestros Refranes: Culturally Relevant Writing in Tucson High Schools" and examines the rhetorical strategies demonstrated in the writing of a culturally relevant student publication in Tucson, AZ by the name of Nuestros Refranes (2010), during the passing of the anti-Ethnic Studies bill HB 2281 in Arizona.
"Nuestros Refranes: Culturally
Relevant Writing in Tucson High Schools" from Cruz Medina on Vimeo.
The production of this video came about from an assignment given in the second semester of a first-year writing class at Santa Clara University, in which students were to create short documentaries using iMovie on the iPad, as a part of the LEAD Scholars program. This digital writing artifact is a result of participatory pedagogy, where the instructor composed along side students, and with the help of students. I'm hoping to have student samples coming as well.