Developing cultural responsiveness in environmental design students through digital storytelling and photovoice

Cushing, Debra Flanders & Love, Emily Wexler (2013) Developing cultural responsiveness in environmental design students through digital storytelling and photovoice. Journal of Learning Design, 6(3), pp. 63-74.

Abstract

As the Latino population in the United States grows, it will become increasingly important for undergraduate students in environmental design and related disciplines to become more culturally responsive and learn how to understand and address challenges faced by population groups, such as Latino youth. To this end, we involved environmental design undergraduate students at the University of Colorado in a service-learning class to mentor Latino youth in the creation of multimedia narratives using photovoice and digital storytelling techniques. The introduction of technology was used as a bridge between the two groups and to provide a platform for the Latino youth to reveal their community experiences. Based on focus group results, we describe the impact on the undergraduate students and provide recommendations for similar programs that can promote cultural responsiveness through the use of digital technology and prepare environmental design students to work successfully in increasingly diverse communities.

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ID Code: 65699
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: environmental design, cultural competency, cultural responsiveness, Latino youth, multimedia narratives, digital storytelling, photovoice, HERN
DOI: 10.5204/jld.v6i3.148
ISSN: 1832-8342
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Multicultural Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Debra Flanders Cushing and Emily Wexler Love
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2014 01:54
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 04:23

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