The Assessment Salon. Episode 4: Students' Funds of Knowledge with Dra. Christine Vega
From Amelia Gentile-Mathew on April 22nd, 2021
Join us for this episode of The Assessment Salon with our guest Dra. Christine Vega (she/her/ella)
where we delve into the creative power behind Chicana feminism in the
classroom, triangulate the place for creativity and praxis in
assessment, and highlight the importance of cultivating and tapping into
those "funds of knowledge" (Moll and colleagues, 1992) that students
bring from their lived experiences into relationship with our content
and learning environments.
About the Expert: Dra. Christine Vega is an IRISE postdoctoral fellow at the University of Denver, a community activist, mother-scholar, and an active member of the Chicana M(other)work Collective. She has taught in the Morgridge College of Education at DU, and helps to facilitate faculty learning communities in the Office of Teaching and Learning. She centers her scholarship around the voices of BIPOC thinkers and activists, and her recent work focuses on access for parenting and caretaking students in Higher Ed. Through the lens of Chicana feminism, she studies methodologies and epistemologies in application to community, spirituality, and activism.
Shownotes: Learn more with Dra. Vega on the Chicana M(other)work Collective Podcast, visit the https://www.chicanamotherwork.com/ website, and purchase their recent work The Chicana M(other)work Anthology. If you are interested, you can explore more about funds of knowledge here.