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ERIC Number: EJ1116311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2206-3110
Reflections on Using Pinhole Photography as a Pedagogical and Methodological Tool with Adolescents in Wild Nature
Socha, Teresa; Potter, Tom; Potter, Stephanie; Jickling, Bob
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, v19 n1 Apr 2016
This paper shares our experiences using pinhole photography with adolescents as both a pedagogical tool to support and deepen adolescent experiences in wild nature, and as a visual methodological tool to elucidate their experiences. Reflecting on a journey that explored the nature-based experiences of two adolescents on a family canoe trip in Northern Canada, examples of findings are presented that contextualize study participants within the literature to illustrate pinhole photography's viability for the study of adolescent experiences in wild nature. Pinhole photography proved to be a medium to intensify the adolescents' embodied presence and sense of place, and helped them to anchor their experiences in wild nature for ensuing reflection and focused discussion. Pinhole photography's inherent strengths and challenges are discussed and recommendations presented for its future use as a methodological and "slow" pedagogical tool in the study of outdoor education and/or environmental education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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