This site is an attempt to gather together examples of good photography teaching from across the UK. Central to this aim are the contributions we receive from colleagues. If you would like to contribute something to the site there are several options detailed below; we'd love to hear from you.
If you'd like to make a donation we are currently raising funds to assist with our forthcoming Tate Exchange project. Donations will fund the printing of (free) gallery resources for visiting students and teachers, subsequently to be made available online.
A guest blog post (approx. 500 words + images)
We are open to any ideas for blog posts from colleagues regardless of their level of experience. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
- The photographers (and photographs) that have influenced me the most
- My favourite camera
- A photography book/film/exhibition review
- The student work that has helped to shape my photo pedagogy
An article (approx. 1000 - 1500 words + images)
Again, we are open to ideas for longer written contributions that aim to explore a photography teaching topic in greater detail. These articles might deal with one or more of the following topics, for example:
- What does photography teaching mean to me?
- How have I developed my practice as a photography teacher?
- What would I have liked to have known before I began teaching photography? What do I still hope to learn?
- What aspects of photography history, theory or practice fascinate me the most?
A gallery of images (10-20)
We are keen to showcase student work but also that of practising photography teachers. It would be great to receive a set of images with a short accompanying text to explain how they came about. We currently have gallery pages for GCSE and A level work but we are happy to create new spaces on the site to suit the work you contribute. We will aim to refresh the gallery pages fairly regularly but will archive previous submissions.
A lesson plan or scheme of work
We are keen to share examples of stimulating, thoughtful and well-designed photography lessons. We can all benefit from reflecting on our practice and gaining an insight into other colleagues methods, approaches and resources. The more diverse and provocative the better. If you have an example of a single lesson or a set of lessons (scheme of work) that you are happy to share, please send it to us. It would be helpful if you could use our project summary template. Alternatively, the following format would be helpful:
- Title (include most appropriate Year group)
- Teacher's name
- Brief introduction setting the context (include key image or images)
- Outline of activity or activities
- Examples of outcomes
- Possible extension activities
How can I send you my contribution?
There are two ways to send us your contribution: