I am looking forward to presenting again at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy at the Media Education Lab, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island. This outstanding professional development opportunity takes place from July 26 to 31, 2015.
I will lead a research session entitled, “Muslim female YouTubers speak back.” Participants and I will consider the making of YouTube videos by my research collaborators – three Somali-Canadian youth — as a critical digital literacy practice and media activism. The ground-breaking media work of Fartousa Siyad, Kayf Abdulqadir, and Hodan Hujaleh brings seldom-heard Muslim female perspectives into public spaces. Our collaborative project also contributes to an understanding of youth out-of-school new literacies practices as DIY citizenship.
I highly recommend this Institute for anyone interested in learning more about digital literacies. For more information go to:
For the Welfare of Humankind: Multicultural Citizenship Education in a Global Context – April 30 to May 2, 2015 Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library, College of Education, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
I first attended this conference in 2013 and was impressed by opportunity it provided for rich, engaging, intercultural conversations with scholars and educators from around the world. This year I presented a paper on the importance of postcolonial theory for teacher education. I am inspired by Aoki’s notion of a “third discourse” in-between modern and postmodern theories. In this paper I suggest we dwell in-between multiculturalism and inter/culturalism, stressing a shift in our attention away from an exclusive focus on learning about “the other” toward deconstructing “the self.” Provoked by Nina Asher’s (2002) call to re/read our encounters with “otherness” as an ongoing decolonizing process, I describe my personal experiences with decentering processes and offer suggestions to bring these perspectives into teacher education. Thank you to the Chair of our session (pictured below), Dr. Young Ho Lee, who is Chair and Professor of Buddhist Studies at Dongguk University and Director of the Institute of Seon.
In discussions with scholars and educators from around the world, we made connections between multicultural, inter/cultural, postcolonial, and multiliteracies perspectives. Some of the individuals I had the opportunity to talk with include Jane Jee-Hyun Bae, Sung-Ho G Ahn, Bill Ayers, Paul C. Gorski, Wayne Martino, Barbara Pamphilon and many others. Thank you to Darren Lund, my colleague at the Werklund School of Education, for the photos.
Workshop entitled ‘The Muslim Mind: Embracing Inclusion in Today’s Classroom’
By Clayton MacGillivray – December 12, 2013
Read about this workshop held at the Werklund School of Education last year. It was led by my friends and colleagues Ghazala Choudhary, Adminstrator at Tabiyah Learning in Ottawa, and her brother Asad Choudhary, Vice Principal of Calgary Islamic School. This event was co-sponsored by the Werklund Center for Youth Leadership Education and the Education Students’ Association.
Here’s the link to the story: Education students get a lesson in inclusivity, Clayton MacGillivray
Instead of presenting a traditional paper at this year’s Provoking Curriculum Conference I edited and shared this rough cut about Kayf Abdulqadir’s award-winning video, “Three Things You Should Know About My Hijab.”
This video includes Kayf’s short film. It is also an introduction to her and her team and their experiences making the video and sharing it with audiences at the Paley Center for Media and at N.Y. U. in New York City in December 2015.