Proposal Title

Preservice Teachers Use of Photography to Develop Cultural Consciousness

Proposal Abstract

Developing the cultural consciousness or knowledge of preservice teachers is critical to addressing the increasing demands on teachers to address the cultural and academic needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Through photography, as a basis for inquiry, preservice teachers explore the impact various cultural groups have on a metropolitan city. This inquiry project addresses the cultural mismatch that exists between the cultural backgrounds of these preservice teachers and the cultural groups they explore. This presentation will actively engage participants in a review of how to incorporate photography as an inquiry project that enhances the cultural competence and understandings of diverse cultural groups in their courses or professional development workshops. Participants will have an opportunity to review examples of student work and dialogue in small groups about the impact of using photography as a method for research and inquiry.

Location

Room 218

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 29th, 10:00 AM Mar 29th, 10:45 AM

Preservice Teachers Use of Photography to Develop Cultural Consciousness

Room 218

Developing the cultural consciousness or knowledge of preservice teachers is critical to addressing the increasing demands on teachers to address the cultural and academic needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Through photography, as a basis for inquiry, preservice teachers explore the impact various cultural groups have on a metropolitan city. This inquiry project addresses the cultural mismatch that exists between the cultural backgrounds of these preservice teachers and the cultural groups they explore. This presentation will actively engage participants in a review of how to incorporate photography as an inquiry project that enhances the cultural competence and understandings of diverse cultural groups in their courses or professional development workshops. Participants will have an opportunity to review examples of student work and dialogue in small groups about the impact of using photography as a method for research and inquiry.