Using Images Critically and Creatively

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Using Images Critically and Creatively

  1. 1. Using Digital Images Critically and Creatively Kieran Donaghy
  2. 2. “ The soul never thinks without an image. ” Aristotle
  3. 3. Rule of thumb <ul><li>Oral 10 % </li></ul><ul><li>Visual 35 % </li></ul><ul><li>Oral & Visual 65 % </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Najjar, LJ (1998) Principles of educational multimedia user interface design </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Numerous experiments have proven that subjects learn and remember material that is concrete (imagery-related) better than that which is abstract. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Goldstein (2009) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Whereas a text supplies the language, explicitly, an image implies it and thus creates a void to be filled in the classroom. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Keddie (2008) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ It is because pictures say nothing in words that so much can be said in words about them. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Maley, Duff & Grellet (1980) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visual literacy
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ The ability to analyse images, to talk about how they work, to evaluate visual texts critically and competently can be termed visual literacy. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Goldstein (2008) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary of the session <ul><li>Learning and remembering vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and remembering grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and remembering idioms </li></ul><ul><li>Describing images </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing and interpreting images </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Where we can find high quality digital images </li></ul>
  10. 10. Learning and remembering vocabulary
  11. 37. Learning and remembering grammar
  12. 46. Learning and remembering idiomatic expressions
  13. 98. “ Use combinations of text and images which are memorable. ”
  14. 108. <ul><li>“ Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. ” </li></ul>
  15. 116. <ul><li>Stars and stripes </li></ul>
  16. 137. Student projects and presentations
  17. 152. “ Whiskey is liquid gold.” George Bernard Shaw
  18. 153. “ The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.” James Joyce
  19. 154. “ I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” Humphrey Bogart’s last words
  20. 155. Àngels Consuegra ... Welcome to My Experience
  21. 156. What is OrphanAid Africa ? <ul><li>Non-profit organization headquartered in California </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in Ghana in </li></ul><ul><li>2002 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Situated in West Africa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 23 million people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Official language is English </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 157. Where does OrphanAid Africa work? <ul><li>Anyeyah </li></ul>The Orphanage
  23. 158. What is OrphanAid Africa ‘s aim? <ul><li>Support orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana </li></ul>Ensure that children grow up in safe and permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection
  24. 163. [email_address]
  25. 164. Sources <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goldstein, B, Using Images, Cambridge 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keddie, J, Images, Oxford 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maley, A.,Duff, A. And Grellet, F. In the Mind’s Eye, Oxford1980 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adbusters.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.flickr.com / </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thevisualdictionary.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordia. com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordle.net/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.worth1000.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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