ABS260 - Desencapsulated Agencies: the development of students’ mobility

3.4 Transformative agency
2:40 PM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (20 minutes)
This presentation aims to discuss the development of the agencies of the deaf and hearing students involved in a project with researchers, coordinators, supervisors, principals, teachers, and interpreters of sign language to build transformative curriculum proposals. It focuses primarily on the disruption of representational limits and the promotion of new forms of being; i.e., on creating foundations for the development of mobility. According to Blommaert (2014), mobility involves using the experiences of a space-temporal context as a basis for the construction of new possibilities of acting and producing meanings in different socio-cultural and historical contexts. It also aims to promote discourses in which the agencies (Freire, 1970; Stetsenko, 2015; Vianna; Stetsenko, 2011; Edwards, 2007, 2011; Engeström, 2006, 2011; Virkkunen, 2006) of the involved ones can be revisited, transformed and desencapsulated. This presentation will focus on the roles assumed by students in the construction, development and evaluation of curriculum proposals for school development. Methodologically, this presentation is oriented by a Critical Collaboration Research Paradigm (Magalhães, 2011) in which all participants work together in the process of creating realities and making meaning out of them.  The data generated from a roundtable and interviews with a group of students from different schools was generated by means of video recordings during the DIGIT-M-ED Hiperconnecting Brazil Project in 2016. The multimodal materials analyzed show that students overcame the encapsulating social, academic, age and hearing conditions they were preconditioned to and dared to act and to be beyond their limits.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

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