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How to be a Settler: Using Immersive Media and Critical Pedagogies as a Means to Unsettle


How to be a Settler: Using Immersive Media and Critical Pedagogies as a Means to Unsettle

Trudeau, Émilie (2021) How to be a Settler: Using Immersive Media and Critical Pedagogies as a Means to Unsettle. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This research-creation project considers the pedagogical potential of immersive media in a process of ‘unsettling’. As conceptualized by Paulette Regan, Eric Steinman and other settler colonial scholars, ‘unsettling’ can be understood as an identificatory shift on the part of White settlers as to their positions within settler colonialism. Immersive media offers filmmakers the opportunity to harness a sense of presence and embodiedness. Inquiring into alternative pedagogies in line with Indigenous pedagogies, I explore whether these assets can be mobilized to ethically work towards unsettling with settler students of high school age. To do so, I began by exploring how an artistic practice could contribute to a deeper understanding of my settler identity by creating a personal film prompted by the 2019 Amherst street’s name change to Atateken. I worked with Indigenous filmmakers to create their own 360° films, and used the above as the basis for study guides intended for high school students.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Trudeau, Émilie
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Date:30 April 2021
Thesis Supervisor(s):Miller, Liz
Keywords:Settler colonialism, immersive media, critical pedagogy, unsettling
ID Code:988442
Deposited By: �milie Trudeau
Deposited On:27 Oct 2022 13:52
Last Modified:27 Oct 2022 13:52


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