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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
CULTURES, EDUCATION AND GLOBAL SOCIETY
Course unit
TECHNIQUES OF VISUAL RESEARCH
SUP4061417, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CULTURES, EDUCATION AND GLOBAL SOCIETY
SU2090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination TECHNIQUES OF VISUAL RESEARCH
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANNALISA MARIA FRISINA SPS/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: General knowledge on Qualitative Social Research
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to introduce visual research, showing how reaserching with images can be useful to rethink European modernity.
After a preliminary introduction on visual research and its methods, students will be invited to use qualitative interviews with visual questions (so called "photoelicitation").
Adopting a postcolonial approach, we will discuss how the results of students' exploratory fieldwork can have a pragmatic relevance, contributing to unlearn European racism.
Examination methods: Oral exam at the end of the course or submission of a written paper on a previously agreed topic.
Assessment criteria: Active participation in class discussions and in group works.
Course unit contents: 1st and 2nd Week: Introduction to visual research and post-colonialism

Readings: Tinkler on photo-interviewing; Bhambra on postcolonialism and sociology

3rd and 4th Week: Postcolonial research: visual explorations

Introducing visual explorations (in cooperation with the association Arising Africans)
Group works (Photointerviewing and transcriptions)

Readings: on Moodle platform (since 1st October 2017)

5th Week
Presentation of Group works
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and Group works
Additional notes about suggested reading: Other articles will be available on moodle platform at the beginning of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Tinkler Penny, -Listening to talk about photos. London: Sage, 2013. Testo disponibile su p. moodle del corso ( cap. 9 di Tinkler P."Using photographs in social and historical research", pp. 173-194)
  • Bhambra Gurminder, Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues. in Postcolonial Studies: Routledge, 2014. Vol. 17, No. 2, 115–121 (testo disponibile sulla pag moodle del corso)