Look What I Found out! Research on Teaching and Learning Using Visual Methods

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 13 (Juridicum)
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

This regular session focuses on teaching and learning using visual methods. Visual methods have been used both as a method in education research and as teaching methods or tools in education (e.g. Harkness and Stallworth, 2013; Prosser, 2007). 
According to Biesta (2010), good education requires a balance between three overlapping functions: qualification, socialization, and subjectification. Qualification lies in providing pupils/students with the knowledge, skills and understandings that allow them to “do something”. Socialization refers to the ways in which through education, we become part of particular social, cultural and political “orders.” Subjectification might be considered as the opposite of socialization: it is the process of becoming a subject, of becoming a unique person and is therefore about autonomy, independence, freedom, and emancipation. 
Inspired by this perspective, this session welcomes (case) studies that discuss visual methods in the context of education. Key themes can be for example: 

  • Visual methods that are used in research on teaching and learning; how these methods affect relationships (e.g. between pupils/students, the teacher/school setting and researchers); how these methods affect the research process and results.
  • Visual methods that are used in education; how these methods affect relationships, the educational setting, learning and teaching processes and learning results.
  • Visual methods in education and how they relate to qualification, socialization and subjectification.
Session Organizer:
Gabry VANDERVEEN, Erasmus University/ Recht op Beeld, Netherlands
Cristiano MUTTI, ImagoEditor, Italy
Gabry VANDERVEEN, Erasmus University/ Recht op Beeld, Netherlands
Using Photographs of School Buildings in Visual Diaries As a Reflective Tool in Teacher Training
Edna BARROMI PERLMAN, Kibbutz College of Education, Technology and Arts, Israel
Interactive Research in School – Visual Worlds of the Youth
Anja WELLER, TU Chemnitz, Germany; Julien BUCHER, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Visual Sociology and Experiential Learning
Choon Lee CHAI, Red Deer College, Canada
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