Both events of the online book launch of “Visual Pedagogies in Higher Education: Between Theory and Practice” were a great opportunity to share the work included in the volume. It was wonderful to see many colleagues attending these events, asking questions and discussing. I was happy to see those of you who I know and have been collaborating with on various occasions, and many persons who I did not know before but who were intrigued by the work related to visual pedagogies. Let’s the ideas around visual pedagogies continue to evolve into new and further collaborations!
Come and get inspired by the ideas on how to implement elements of visual pedagogies in university education
Two events, on November 16th and 22nd, are organized to launch newly published book “Visual Pedagogies in Higher Education: Between Theory and Practice” which I edited. Each event will start with a short overview of the book (by me) and will follow by the introductions to four chapters (by the contributors). There will be time for questions, exchange of ideas and discussion.
You are welcome to attend both events or to choose one, based on your schedule and interest. Sign up HERE to get the Zoom link.
On 16th November at 2:00 – 3:00pm (EET / UTC+2) we will hear introductions to the following chapters:
- As Visual as Possible: The Pedagogy of Visual Research Methods in a Finnish University (by Joanna Kędra and Rasa Žakevičiūtė)
- Discipline-Led Thinking through Cultural Collections and Art (by Olivia Meehan)
- Photomedia Literacy in Ruins? Student Attitudes toward Digital and Analog Photomedia When Creating an Archive for the Future (by Gary McLeod and Tad Hara)
- Learner-Generated Video: Video Creation Process for Developing Visual Competencies (by Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar)
On 22nd November at 3:00 – 4:00pm (EET / UTC+2) we will hear introductions to the following chapters:
- Teaching Photography Theory to Art Students: Three Case Studies (by Marianna Michałowska)
- Using Visual Art Practices to Enhance Educators’ Professional Growth (by Karen F. Tardrew)
- How Drawing Enhances Learning for Business Students (by Iryna Molodecky)
- The Use of Freehand Drawing as a Means of Teaching Research Methods in a Business School (by Gyuzel Gadelshina)
My edited book “Visual Pedagogies in Higher Education: Between Theory and Practice” is already in the production process! The publication date is set up for October/November 2022, so very soon. It has been a great learning process for me and I am grateful to all contributors who make it possible to open the topic of visual pedagogies from so many different perspectives.
And here comes the table of contents for this volume:
|Introduction: Visual Pedagogies in Higher Education|
|Part I:||Visual Pedagogies in Research Methods Courses|
|Chapter 1||As Visual as Possible: The Pedagogy of Visual Research Methods in a Finnish University|
Joanna Kędra and Rasa Zakeviciute
|Part II:||Visual Pedagogies in Business Studies|
|Chapter 2||How Drawing Enhances Learning for Business Students|
|Chapter 3||The Use of Freehand Drawings as a Means of Teaching Research Methods in a Business School|
Gyuzel Gadelshina, Rob Wilson, Paul Richter and McKenzie Lloyd-Smith
|Part III:||Visual Pedagogies and Object-Based Learning|
|Chapter 4||Discipline-led Thinking Through Cultural Collections and Art|
|Part IV:||Visual Pedagogies in Photography Education|
|Chapter 5||Photomedia Literacy in Ruins? Student Attitudes toward Digital and Analogue Photomedia when Creating an Archive for the Future|
Gary McLeod and Tad Hara
|Chapter 6||Teaching Photography Theory to Art Students — Three Case Studies|
|Part V:||Visual Pedagogies in Teacher Education|
|Chapter 7||Learner-Generated Video: Video Creation Process for Developing Visual Competencies|
Pınar Nuhoğlu Kibar
|Chapter 8||Using Visual Art Practices to Enhance Educators’ Professional Growth|
Karen F. Tardrew
|Concluding Note: Measuring Success in Visual Pedagogies|
Photography can be taught as a vocation or as an art. It may focus on digital possibilities and challenges, or provide retrospective view on analog images. It may look for balancing in acquiring technical skills and developing creativity. Nevertheless, teaching about and foremost with photographs has productive possibilities across all disciplines and subjects, although it may take various forms. In this sense we can say that the photograph is post-disciplinary and as such merits discussion across different areas of interest.
At the Helsinki Photomedia Conference, 26-28 III 2018, we organized the workshop titled Post-disciplinary pedagogical routes through the photograph. The aim of the workshop was to inspire participants to reflect on their pedagogical visual (photographic) practices, to think what they can improve, and foremost, to learn from each other. As such, participants would have gained new motivation and ideas by sharing and collecting across disciplinary divides for various kinds of photography-inspired activities in the classroom and beyond.
The workshop I co-organized with my colleagues, dr. Carolina Cambre from Concordia University, Montreal, and dr. Edna Barromi-Perlman from Haifa University, Israel. As one of the modes of participation I applied collage, asking participants to present visually their challenges related to visual pedagogy and, in particular, to teaching with and about photographs. Below are some pictures from the collage making process (photo credit: Edna).