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Teaching Photography

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Finally, a book for you teachers! Because making great photographs does not always translate into an ability to teach effectively. Teaching Photography will show you how to help your students expand their knowledge and abilities in the techniques, the aesthetics, and the way photography fits into a greater world of knowledge, by providing ideas for inspiring conversations and critiques, as well as insightful pointers regarding the learner's perspective in this new world. Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how and why of the education and not the technique to be taught.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Teaching Photography
  3. Full Title
  4. copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword by Mary Virginia Swanson
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 "Hey Teach...": Two Histories of Changing Direction and Mindset
    1. From Richard D. Zakia
    2. From Glenn M. Rand
  9. 2 Learning, Knowing, Owning
    1. Learning
    2. Starting Learning
    3. Learning Objectives
    4. Knowing
    5. Owning
    6. Assisting Learning
    7. Expectations of Passing through Learning Levels
    8. Learning Is Change
    9. Humor
    10. Who Is Responsible for Learning?
    11. Learning Photography
  10. 3 Asking Questions: Turning Inquiry into Knowledge
    1. Who Is Asking What?
    2. A Method to Ask Questions
      1. One....Ask Early
      2. Two...Use Understandable Words
      3. Three...Get an Understandable Answer
      4. Four...Sequencing Questions and Answers
    3. Answering Questions
    4. Time
    5. How to Answer
    6. Who Answers?
    7. Learning from Questions
    8. The Answering Imperative
  11. 4 Technique Education...Tools
    1. Teaching to a Moving Target
    2. Technology and Technique
    3. A Philosophy of Tools in Photography
    4. Learning the Tools
    5. Presentation Technique
    6. Lecture
    7. Note Taking
    8. Demonstrations
    9. Preparing for Demonstrations
    10. Laboratories
    11. Correcting Technique
    12. Knowing and Perfecting Technique
  12. 5 Creativity Education
    1. Aesthetics, Perception, and Meaning
    2. Communicating a Unique Voice
    3. Technique versus Creativity
    4. Breathing in Photography
    5. Different or Creative
    6. Using Art
    7. Learning Creativity from Nonlinearity
    8. Watch Out! They're Stopping Creativity
    9. Building Outhouses
    10. Creative Success
  13. 6 Understanding the Nature of Problems, Solutions, and Assignments
    1. Structure of Problems
    2. Types of Problems
      1. Technique
      2. Puzzles
      3. Experimenting
      4. Artistic
      5. Paradoxes
    3. Solutions
    4. Creative Solutions
    5. Types of Solution Strategies
    6. Types of Solutions
      1. Discovery
      2. Evolution/Revolution
      3. Innovation/Invention
      4. Resolution
    7. Tools for Solving Problems
      1. Logic
      2. Rote
      3. Reduction
      4. Chance
      5. Enlightenment
      6. Visual and Verbal Problem Solving
    8. Feedback
    9. Assignments
    10. Model Approach for Building an Assignment
  14. 7 Critique...Advancing Learning with Words
    1. Using Existing Effort to Expand Learning
    2. Celebration of Students' Efforts
    3. Evaluation Points
    4. Going Negative
    5. Jumping-Off Points
    6. Preparing the Critique
    7. Setting the Parameters
      1. Critique for Newer Learners
    8. Critiquing without Words
    9. Participation
    10. Energy
    11. Methodology
      1. Place
      2. Procedure
      3. Expectations
  15. 8 Measuring Education...Tests, Grades, and Evaluations
    1. For the Learner
    2. The Test
    3. Functions of Tests
    4. What Tests Can and Cannot Tell Us
    5. What to Test
    6. Constructing Test Questions
    7. Nontraditional Testing
    8. Grading
    9. Success and Failure
    10. Assigning Final Grades
    11. You Gotta Give Grades
  16. 9 Evaluating Education
    1. Measuring Variations
    2. Types of Evaluations
    3. Student Evaluations
    4. Administrative Teacher Evaluations
    5. Professional Development Plans
    6. Designing Instruments for Evaluation
    7. Evaluation of the Program
    8. Program Reviews
    9. An Assessment Rubric
    10. Accreditation
  17. 10 The Environment
    1. Relationships
    2. Students as People
    3. Improvisation vs. Rigidity
    4. Anxiety
    5. Caveats about Teaching Methods
    6. An Equality of Rights
    7. Perception and Proxemics
    8. Limits of Educational Spaces
      1. Vision
      2. Lighting
      3. Sound
      4. Sonic Territory
    9. Complexity and Time
    10. The Psycho-Social Limits
      1. Social Limits
      2. Psychological Limits
      3. Changeability
      4. Personal
    11. Comfort
    12. Class Size
    13. Considerations for Today's Education
    14. Going from Solo to Team
    15. The First Class
    16. Expanding the Learning Environment
      1. Workshops
      2. Online
  18. 11 Planning and Changing
    1. The Philosophy of Why
    2. Change Happens
    3. Planning for Change
      1. The Sciences of Natural Philosophy
      2. Surfing
    4. Categories of Planning
    5. Planning Steps
    6. Resource Inventory
    7. Putting the Implementation Puzzle Together
    8. Planning and Implementation Models
    9. Curricular Design
    10. Changing Curriculum to the Digital Age
  19. 12 Support Activities
    1. Administration
    2. Politics
    3. Budget
    4. Professional Development
    5. Mentoring
      1. Being a Teacher-Mentor
      2. Making the Most Out of Being a Mentee
    6. Working with Industry
    7. Using Textbooks
    8. Using Technology to Help Learners
  20. 13 The Profession...So You Want to Teach
    1. The First Teaching Position
    2. Finding a Position
    3. Vita and Résumé
    4. Portfolio
    5. References
    6. Positive Language
    7. Screening
    8. Interviewing
    9. Promotion, Tenure, and Retention
    10. Publish or Perish
    11. Being Professional
    12. Service to the Academy
    13. Service to the Community
  21. 14 Teachers on Teaching
    1. Roy R. Behrens
    2. Corinne Rose
      1. On Teaching Photography
    3. John Fergus-Jean
      1. Image and Afterimage
    4. Misun Hong
    5. Sean Perry
      1. A Chance to Be Lucky...of Game Theory and Good Photographs
    6. Mariah Doren
    7. George DeWolfe
    8. David Page
    9. Elaine O'Neil
      1. Why I Don't Give Grades
    10. Martin Springborg
      1. Studio Arts Mentorship
    11. Inga Belousa and Alnis Stakle
      1. Guidelines for the Emerging Model of Contemporary Visual Arts Education
    12. Ralph Masullo
      1. Learning to Teach
    13. Peter Glendinning
    14. M.K. Foltz
      1. The Importance of a Global World-View for Educators in Photography
    15. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean
    16. Ralph Hattersley
      1. Notes for the Faculty of the Department of Photography
  22. Appendix Example Assignments
    1. Gary Wahl
      1. Handmade Negatives
    2. J Seeley
      1. The-Headed Camera: An Experiment in Collaboration
      2. The Assignment
    3. Jeff Van Kleeck
      1. 24 Images about One Thing [or the obsessive artist in search of the sublime]
    4. Irma Martinez-Sizer
      1. Mail or Correspondence Art, a Two-Part Project
  23. Authors Biographies
  24. Bibliograpgy
  25. Indexes
    1. Photographers Index
    2. Quotations and Contributors Index
    3. Subject Index