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ERIC Number: EJ950214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Conservation Photography as Environmental Education: Focus on the Pedagogues
Farnsworth, Bruce Evan
Environmental Education Research, v17 n6 p769-787 2011
This research examines the genre of conservation photography as a legitimate and highly relevant pedagogical enterprise well poised amid the proliferation of digital media and environmental crises. This small-scale qualitative study closely follows the work of four professional photojournalists. This research asserts that the professional conservation photographers are highly qualified educators and among the most progressive of our environmental pedagogues. The study orients to the educational potential of photographs, recommends visual literacy training for teachers and suggests strategies for the discursive use of photographs in environmental education. Conservation photographers offer models for increased eco-visual-scientific literacy, superb resources for student engagement and new paths for community-based ecological education and research. The paper concludes with a working definition of the conservation photographer as educator. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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