It’s been a whirlwind 2 weeks for me. I’ve just returned from a 5 day trip with about 50 grade 7 students from the Kamikochi area (Flickr set) near Nagano. Prior to that, I attended the Learning 2.012 conference in Beijing. Overall, the conference was great and I’ll make another post about that in the near future. Whilst there, I gave a presentation entitled “Deconstructing to Construct: Visual Literacy through Image and Media Analysis.” Daily we are bombarded by visual and media messages with students and teachers increasingly becoming creators of content on the web. Basically, everyone is now a designer.
My presentation focused on the theory of how to analyse media, which in turn can strengthen your own content or message, be it for design or manipulative purposes. The outcomes of my presentation were to:
- Explore criteria to analyse images and media.
- Identify strategies for how this can be introduced to students.
- Identify techniques for planning and implementing this practice in lessons.