Welcome to the PHOTOPEDAGOGY website
created by photography teachers for photography teachers
The site is for all teachers of photography who are happy to share aspects of their practice. The site is about the art (and science) of photography teaching.
Photography courses are rapidly growing in number. Teachers value opportunities to collaborate with their colleagues. We aim to showcase a range of exciting ideas about why and how photography can be taught.
Please get in touch if you would like to contribute to the site. We need guest blog posts, articles, great lesson plans. All contributions will be moderated and credited. This site is a platform for great ideas and shared resources.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our fund raising this year. We really appreciate your support for our activities, to keep the website up and running and help young photographers with their exciting creative projects. Have you visited the shop?
I was very inspired to be introduced to the PhotoPedagogy website. There is a real value for such a space to share learning, exchange approaches, methodology and refine practice. This coming together of learning for teachers and students is an incredibly positive thing and will help to not only build the status of photography in school and FE settings but also construct a debate and consensus about quality and what excellent work can be. In these times of challenge for the status of arts and what are perceived as creative or non-academic subjects in schools - there is a “real” need to come together, share practice and argue for the value of photography and its place in the curriculum.
-- Steve Moffitt CEO A New Direction
CLASS PHOTO: LESSONS IN PHOTOGRAPHY at TATE EXCHANGE, Feb 2018
Thanks to everyone who supported our special event for teachers of photography at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2018. We are grateful to our teacher colleagues who travelled from far and wide, to the students who supported us and our wonderful artist and arts education contributors who gave such inspiring presentations and workshops. You can see what we got up to on Instagram (#classphoto2018), on Flickr and Twitter and you can take a look at a digital version of our newspaper. We've had some wonderful feedback and you can read our write-up of the two days here. Please leave a comment!
Fun, practical, well resourced, experimental lessons and tasks. Loved every minute!
Latest lesson resources:
What happens when we respond to & make photographs with all our senses?
Photography most obviously engages our eyes but this project attempts to engage the senses of touch, taste, smell and hearing when we respond to and make photographic images.
Combining photographs and letter forms
This project is designed to encourage students to think about photographs and letter forms as abstract signs and to create typophoto combinations...
When it comes to photography, can we really believe our eyes...?
From forensic photography to fake news, check out the latest A-level lesson plan 'The Photography as Evidence':
Just wanted to email you both to say how wonderful the website is, an inspiration! I'm only in my 3rd year of teaching the A Level Photography and your Threshold Concepts have helped, thank you! Keep up the good work.
-- Ian Woodcock, Heaton Manor School
If you're using the Threshold Concepts in your school or college let us know. Thanks to Ian, Tim, Simon and other colleagues who've been in touch. Better still, send us a guest blog post so we can share your experiences with the photography teacher community.
Hi guys. Just wanted to thank you for the great resources and inspiration you provide. I've learnt so much from the resources you have created and hope you don't mind that I have used a lot of them to design a new course. I've been particularly interested in the Threshold Concepts and am using them to help structure the new AQA A-level course I will be running from September. Thanks again for your inspiring resources and research.
-- Tim Fluick, Bishop Thomas Grant School
I just wanted to let you know that I very much appreciate the hard work and excellent resources which you have provided here. I have been looking for ways to help my students engage more with the conceptual theories which guide photography and your threshold concepts and supporting lessons ideas have really got my imagination fired up. I will be using them this year.
-- Simon Duffy
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