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ERIC Number: EJ1101931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
The Temptation of Documentation: Potential and Challenges of Videographic Documentation and Interpretation. A Case-Study from a Civic Education Research Project in Germany
Winckler, Marie
Journal of Social Science Education, v13 n1 p108-117 Spr 2014
Insights into the civic education classroom can be gained through "videographic documentation". Videographic material offers, as I argue in this article, great possibilities: Through a "reconstructive approach" insights into dimensions of civic education such as spatial organisation, symbolic representation and non-verbal communication may emerge. In this way, a deeper understanding of "informal political learning in school" can be obtained. These aspects have not yet been considered in depth with videographic documentation primarily employed to date in "teacher training" contexts and lesson evaluation. The case study I present here was inspired by the "documentary method" and both the potential and limitations of videographic interpretation are discussed in this context. The study also suggests that what is not offered by videographic documentation includes insights into the "individual and collective integration" of experiences in civic education lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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