Photography 4 0 A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century

Author: Michelle Bogre
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131769385X
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An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile this diverse set of interviews. The themes of these conversations explore: Why students should study photography The value of a formal photography degree Teaching philosophies Whether video and multimedia should be an essential part of a photographic curricula The challenges of teaching photography today Changes in photographic education overall The second half of the book shares 70 photography assignments of varying level of difficulty from these educators, some paired with examples of how students completed them. This book will inspire and invigorate any photography educator’s curriculum.

Education Landscapes in the 21st Century

Author: Iris Guske
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443808873
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With contributions from scholars and practitioners in the fields of education, literacy, literature, media, communication and cultural studies from all five continents, the present volume focuses on themes of pressing importance in today's globalized community. By giving voice to educators committed to excellence in teaching from primary school to university, the book introduces the reader to a plurality of approaches to, and applications of, up-to-date theories in the fields of cognition, language acquisition, intercultural communication and technology-based distance education, to name but a few. Though situated in a concrete educational context—be it a Chinese EFL-classroom in transition, an online MBA-course offered in post-Communist Romania, or a U.S. university utilizing community elders as a pedagogical tool—each paper was selected on the universal value of its findings, which professionals facing the challenges of 21st century pedagogy will find readily applicable in classrooms worldwide. Since teaching paradigms are strongly culture-bound and influenced by national policies as much as international politics, this book represents a maximum of diversity by including philosophical texts, hands-on research results and articles in the critical discourse tradition, which reflect a number of contentious issues, ranging from the pros and cons of dual-language classrooms to potentially racist literature curricula and the intersection of politics and pedagogy in a post-September 11 world.