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- Education - B.A., Multidisciplinary Studies - B.A. Program
- Art and Community
- Empowerment and Social Change
I study various aspects of visual culture in a critical educational context as well as the potential and impacts of artistic activities within educational spheres, including a research project conducted in conjunction with a colleague at the University of Washington, Tacoma. We examine changes in students' attitudes toward the concepts art and community during a learning process that combines art and activism in academic colleges. An additional area of research in which I engage is the history, historiography and theory of photography, and photographic pedagogy in historical and contemporary contexts.
For the past two years I have led a wide-ranging research project that examines the role of photographs as a tool for improving language skills. This research was conducted during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years (in two schools in the northern district and 11 schools in the northern and central districts respectively). During the first stage we identified areas and tools in which to promote language skills by means of photo-based tasks; during the second stage we developed a study program that comprised photo-based tasks which is currently undergoing testing and research. The project is funded by the Shpilman Institute for Photography. The research is conducted jointly with Dr. Ofra Walter and Prof. Billie Eilam.
-Photography in Society and Culture: Education towards Critical Reading.
-Visual Culture and Social Revolutions.
-Art and Community: Participation, Empowerment and Social Change.
-Introduction to Western Art I.