Title

Pop Culture Praxis: Cultural Production as Critical Pedagogy

Track

Research Proposal / Learning Theories and Pedagogy

Abstract

In this SoTL research project, I engaged graduate early childhood education students in popular culture using a critical pedagogical approach in order to examine how it transformed their ideas about historical representations and teaching social studies in the P-5 classroom. Specifically, I explore whether critiquing Disney’s “ethnic” Princess films through creative writing and artmaking can help early childhood educators think more critically about historical representations of race, class, and gender in children’s popular culture and encourage the development of a social justice orientation toward teaching P-5 Social Studies.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 1

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 2:00 PM Mar 30th, 2:45 PM

Pop Culture Praxis: Cultural Production as Critical Pedagogy

Room 1

In this SoTL research project, I engaged graduate early childhood education students in popular culture using a critical pedagogical approach in order to examine how it transformed their ideas about historical representations and teaching social studies in the P-5 classroom. Specifically, I explore whether critiquing Disney’s “ethnic” Princess films through creative writing and artmaking can help early childhood educators think more critically about historical representations of race, class, and gender in children’s popular culture and encourage the development of a social justice orientation toward teaching P-5 Social Studies.