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ERIC Number: EJ1142481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Using Photography to Foster Intergenerational Understanding
Fearnside, Lee; Bereza, Matthew; McConn, Gabriel
Journal of Visual Literacy, v34 n2 p69-80 2015
This study examines how a visual art academic experience might help to reduce anxiety about interactions with the elderly, mitigate fears over aging, encourage more interactions with older people and improve visual literacy skills. University students in an introductory digital photography course interpreted conversations with residents of a local nursing home with visual images. An analysis of critique discussions and student images reveals the project's capacity for building empathy and visual literacy. This academic experience might help to mitigate students' fears over aging while establishing intergenerational communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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