Engaging Stories: The HUMN Project / MnWE Talk

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Tham, Jason. “Engaging Stories: Creating an Ethnographic Literacy Narrative Project in a First-Year Writing Course.” Minnesota Writing and English (MnWE) Conference. Inver Hills Community College, MN. March 27, 2015.



The HUMN Project is a semester-long ethnographic narrative project designed to provide an opportunity for students to think about their literacy practices and those of others, and to consider issues surrounding literacy acquisition. Students interview people on the University of Minnesota campus (hence H“UMN”) to collect accounts of how individuals remember learning to read and write; the conditions under which they continue reading and composing; and the influences and values that shape their literate practices. This presentation aims to enlighten teachers to explore ways for advancing practices that complicate literacy values and narrative construction.

More: Handout on The HUMN Project descriptions and course calendar.

View this presentation deck on SlideShare.

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