Christelle Palpacuer Lee, Rutgers University.
February 28th, 2023, at 10 am Arizona time.
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In this webinar, we will connect with the material, creative, and embodied dimensions of L2 learning and teaching, by examining what we can learn from, at, and with the art museum. We will engage with the following questions: ‘What is a museum?’, ‘How do museum-based and pedagogies of multiliteracies intersect?’ and ‘How can I engage L2 learners with (art) museum texts across sites of practice?’ This webinar will provide answers to these questions with a specific focus on the PreK-16 world language classroom, using texts from diverse museums, as well as instructional and experiential strategies drawn from research and from various collaborative projects. First, we will interrogate the art museum as a space of possibilities for language learning and teaching. This will lead us to consider museums as dynamic, situated and multilayered texts and to discuss multimodality, intercultural dialogue, and democratic engagement. Second, we will explore the intersections of pedagogies of multiliteracies with creative, embodied, sensory and material approaches to language and literacies learning and teaching. Third, I will provide frames for engaging L2 learners with, at, and through museum texts, using examples and strategies from research and various projects. Participants will be invited to share their own ideas, strategies, and local practices to include in their own contexts. Finally, we will examine how our engagement with museums and museum texts can open up speculative spaces for the collective re-imagining of world languages and literacies education.
Christelle Palpacuer Lee is Associate Teaching Professor in Language Education at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. In this role, she prepares community-engaged language educators as scholars, teachers, and advocates committed to equity, social justice, and solidarity in language education and beyond. Her work is situated at the intersection of language teacher education, the arts, and community engagement. She investigates the tensions and possibilities of knowing in informal spaces of learning through place-based, material, and multiliteracies pedagogical approaches. She conducts this collaborative and participatory work locally and internationally, at the museum, in virtual environments, and in community-based settings. Her work has been published in Foreign Language Annals, the L2 Journal, the International Journal of Multilingual Education, the NECTFL Review, and Language Teaching Research. She is currently working on a book that explores language teacher education at, and with, the art museum.
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