PHOTOGRAPHY IN EDUCATION

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who are interested in photography as an approach to facilitate discovery and learning. The course will focus on competence framework and will introduce several engaging methods. Participants are expected to have at least A2 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on practical/theory lessons and showcasing of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will learn about photography as an art, as well as a tool to facilitate inquiry-based learning and project-based learning, through workshops, sessions and action learning. Some other tools used will consist of project work, training, image capture, use of new technologies, reflection and evaluation.

Outcomes
  • Improving the participants’ pedagogical competences through photography.

  • Understanding of camera functions, rules, art insight and image capture.  

  • Understanding competence-based approach to photography as a tool in education and its significance as a tool to facilitate inquiry-based learning and project-based learning.

  • Developing image editing, collaboration, presentation and creative outlet skills.

  • Enabling attendees, a grasp of basic and semi-advanced tools to better showcase photography projects.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of student cantered and emancipatory methods through photography.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of photography teaching methods in education from different perspectives in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in the use of photography in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm-ups and ice breakers

  • Overview of basic photography theory and rules

  • Camera centric application

  • Development of photography as a tool to facilitate inquiry-based learning and project-based learning

  • Tools and resources in image capturing

  • Discussion of online tools for image publishing

  • Educational visit to develop resources in applied photography

  • Individual support

  • Overview of software tools for image manipulation.

  • Image showcase and technique application.

  • Online tools for collaboration in interactive photography-based education projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.