Learning Visual Literacies and Subjectivity through the Production of Art and Digital Media Portfolios
My aim in this paper is to explore the relationship between learning visual literacies during the process of creating a portfolio, and the construction of university students’ subjectivities from a narrative perspective. For the last four years, I have been teaching art education and audiovisual communication in a pre-service teacher education context at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Mainly, I will focus on the analysis of visual modes of telling others about our learning and knowledge through the production of art and digital media portfolios. I will present different narratives of learning produced by the students that illustrate how visual storytelling has empowered the process of producing a portfolio. Therefore, I will narratively reconstruct the process of creating these stories in order to understand how the students visually represent learning and subjectivity. I will explore the role of autobiography, reflexivity, intertextuality and metanarrative in creating art and digital media portfolio, as a new place where learning and subjectivity intersect.
Keywords: Visual Literacies, Portfolio, Pre-service Teacher Education, Narrative Inquiry
Dr Montserrat Rifà-Valls
Assistant Professor, Art Education