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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. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

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. 2018/19
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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
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-SU2090-000ZZ-2017-SUP4061417-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in CULTURES, EDUCATION AND GLOBAL SOCIETY

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANNALISA MARIA FRISINA SPS/07

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FRISINA ANNALISA MARIA (Presidente)
BELOTTI VALERIO (Membro Effettivo)
FARINA FILOMENA GAIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 FRISINA ANNALISA MARIA (Presidente)
BELOTTI VALERIO (Membro Effettivo)
FARINA FILOMENA GAIA (Membro Effettivo)

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

Course description and organization

Introducing Qualitative and Visual Research

Focus on ‘photo-interviewing’

Postcolonialism, sociology and racism

Visual culture as a battlefield.
(Neo)Colonial imaginaries and anti-racist gazes

3rd and 4th Week
Postcolonial research: Visual Explorations

Re-imagining Africa and Italy

Presentation of the exploratory research with Arising Africans

Group works (Photointerviewing and transcriptions)

5th Week
Presentation of Group works

First session of presentation of Group works

Second session of presentation of Group works

Going public!
Meeting outside academia with Arising Africans
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)
  • Small Stephen, Theorizing visibility and vulnerability in Black Europe and the African diaspora. Ethnic and Racial Studies: https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2018.1417619, 2018. (testo disponibile sulla pag moodle del corso)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Art Based methods
  • Peer feedback
  • Reflective writing