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Engaging Images for Research, Pedagogy, and Practice: Utilizing Visuals to Understand and Promote College Student Development (Hardback)
  • Engaging Images for Research, Pedagogy, and Practice: Utilizing Visuals to Understand and Promote College Student Development (Hardback)

Engaging Images for Research, Pedagogy, and Practice: Utilizing Visuals to Understand and Promote College Student Development (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/02/2018
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This book introduces practitioners and researchers of student affairs to the use of images as a means to gaining new insights in researching and promoting student learning and development, and understanding the campus environment. Visual research methods can surface and represent ideas in compelling ways, and augment the traditional written word and numerical data methodologies of social science research. The purpose of this book is to provide informative, rich examples of the use of visuals to understand and promote college student development research, pedagogy, and practice.

With the increased accessibility of cameras, the ability to engage in image production has become widely available. Individuals, including college students, faculty, and administrators, narrate the social world in new ways using visuals. While on the one hand students are using images to mobilize around social issues on campus, on the other institutionally produced visual artifact send messages about institutional culture and values. In promoting visual literacy, this book offers new opportunities for student development administrators and faculty to utilize the visual sensory modality and image-based artifacts to promote student success and belonging which are critical outcomes of higher education.

The book is divided into three sections, respectively on research, pedagogy, and practice. The first makes the case for adding visual methods to the researcheraEURO ™s toolbox, describing past uses and outlining a theoretical approach to visual methods and methodologies in higher education research. The pedagogical section demonstrates different and creative ways for educators to think about how subjectsaEURO"such as social justiceaEURO"might be taught and how educators can draw upon new, changing modalities in their existing pedagogies and frameworks; and illustrates how visual-based pedagogies can prompt students to new understandings about the content of their course of study. The concluding section describes how student development professionals can also utilize visual methods to provide students with out-of-classroom learning opportunities, and as a means to stimulate student reflection and identity development, as well a way for practitioners to reflect on their professional practice and use of theory in their work.

Intended for higher education educators, researchers, and practitioners who teach, research, and promote college student development and learning, this book could also be used in student affairs and higher education courses, and professional development workshops.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781620365885
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

"Editors Bridget Turner, Carrie Kortegast, and contributors document the multiple ways visual methods (e.g., photovoice, photo-elicitation, or critical media studies) enhance higher education research, pedagogy, and practice. The book contains specific examples of ways that educators can leverage the use of images to optimize student learning and encourage students' critical engagement in and understanding of campus cultures.

An explicit goal of this book is to nudge higher education to broaden conventional notions of educational research (e.g., scientific inquiry), by embracing arts-based methods. Contributors offer compelling cases that arts-based methods can: make visible marginalized communities' experiences that conventional research may overlook and cultivate students' critical consciousness by revealing debilitating assumptions and practices in cultural and educational systems that are often hidden in plain view. The historical and theoretical overviews coupled with research and classroom exemplars reveal ways for students to decipher the increasingly visual world in which they live."-- (08/16/2017)
"Engaging Images is an all-in-one resource for the innovative use of visual methods to study, teach, and practice student development in higher education. It introduces new approaches and revives or repurposes others, providing the field with theory behind the use of visual methods as well as concrete examples of how to use them in a time when digitization both enables and challenges scholars and educators to interact with the world in new ways."-- (09/25/2019)

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