Education, School of
Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence
Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association
April 4-9, 2019
This paper presents a theoretical meditation connecting the co-constructed, participatory narratives of social media with opportunities for increased participatory and critical civic engagement. We argue that teaching with and through social media uses practices to develop student agency, facilitate raised-consciousness, and encourage action-oriented problem solving by leveraging co-constructed processes and the social. We work toward a critical social media pedagogy by considering the possibilities of social media. These allow for storytelling across dimensions of time and space through co-constructed understandings of reality in order to bend the arc of narrative. Further, we contend that through social media storytelling, we see the development of preconditions for civic engagement engaging in identity formation, affinity building, and participation.
Heath, Marie K. and Gleason, Benjamin W., "Toward Critical Social Media Pedagogy: The Intersection of Narrative, Social Media, and the Civic" (2019). Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings. 19.