Movie Making as Critical Pedagogy: Conscientization through Visual Storytelling

Movie Making as Critical Pedagogy: Conscientization through Visual Storytelling

By Grady Walker

Can the stories people tell influence the way they see the world? This book seeks to address that question through a study of the viability of movie making as a critical pedagogy activity. Positioned at the intersection of education and communication for social change, it explores the relationship between the generation of subjective knowledge through storytelling and analysis, and systemic change. 

Central to the book is a case study from Nepal. By using video as the action element and analytical material of coursework, youth participants generated a new critical awareness, engendered by themes arising from group discussion. Through the analysis of these themes participants initiated an emergence known as conscientization. Led by two critical educators, participants used the production, screening, and analysis of their own movies to propel the course, or praxis, forward.  

This book seeks to inform the practice of critical pedagogy both practically and theoretically, and also offers a contribution to the fields of participatory action-research and communication for social change.

Contents

Introduction
Developing a Theory
Connecting Theory with Action
Insider Windows in Nepal: A Case Study
Enlarging the Window of Insider Knowledge
Praxis with a Purpose

Grady Walker is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Walker Institute, University of Reading, UK, and a member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Movie Making as Critical Pedagogy: Conscientization through Visual Storytelling
Author: Grady Walker
Published: 2018
Pages: 216
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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