USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 9 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Through another's eyes: How to use PhotoVoice to teach and learn about intersection

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Jennifer Wallin-Ruschman, Mackenzie Sirmans, Holley Lee

This presentation will exemplify student engaged learning through PhotoVoice. This process excels at developing students' critical thinking skills, requiring students to synthesize multiple course concepts into a single image and then make meaning of the image by applying course content on diversity, oppression, privilege, and social justice to a personal image. PhotoVoice is a tool to promote participatory and action oriented research while also enhancing student directed learning and student capacity to apply abstract concepts to their lived experience. In this session the instructor and students from an upper division Psychology Class -- Rural Experiences of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality -- discuss their experience using PhotoVoice to learn about the concept of intersecting identities and the matrix of domination. The session will include a brief overview of PhotoVoice, its use in the classroom, and student generated photos and accompanying descriptions. We will conclude by brainstorming the ways in which PhotoVoice can be integrated into learning environments.

Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room D

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