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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30096

Title: Dancing With Our Partners: An Exploration of Story and Resonance in the Literacy Environment
Authors: Melville, Rebecca
Advisor: Jackson, Nancy
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: story
stories
resonance
adult education
literacy
literacies
narrative
learning
Frontier College
youth
arts based learning
adult literacy
holistic learning
literacy tutors
critical pedagogy
Beat the Street
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2011
Abstract: This thesis describes a study that was done with tutors and students in Frontier College’s Beat the Street: Literacy and Basic Skills program. Using a qualitative methodology, it focuses on stories of literacy, life and learning from tutors and students. The author’s own experiences, stories and reflections as a tutor are an important piece of the work. The thesis operates on and argues for the notion that people are made up of their stories, and that they interact with other people and the world through those stories. This research process revealed many ways in which tutor and student perceptions of literacy, learning, and each other were affected by their stories. It also revealed that in the overlaps between stories lies the potential for a moment of profound connection and learning the author describes as resonance. The thesis explores some of the ways resonance was perceived to enhance the literacy environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30096
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