ERIC Number: EJ1049832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Photographs to Integrate Liberal Arts Learning in Business Education
Madden, Laura T.; Smith, Anne D.
Journal of Management Education, v39 n1 p116-140 Feb 2015
The inclusion of photographic approaches in the business classroom can incorporate missing elements of liberal education into business education, which were highlighted in a recent Carnegie study of undergraduate business education. Building on photographic methods in social science research, we identify three categories of photographic approaches that can enhance undergraduate liberal arts modes of thinking: (a) archival or researcher-created images translated into in-class activities, (b) photo-elicitation course projects in which students envision future careers and step into the shoes of another, and (c) photovoice courses built around semester-long projects to generate student self-reflection. These in-class, grassroots efforts allow professors to provide undergraduate business students the opportunities to learn through multiple framing and reflective exploration of meaning.
Descriptors: Business Education, Photography, Integrated Activities, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Class Activities, Archives, Student Projects, Reflection, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Models, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Educational Practices, Curriculum Enrichment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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