Michael A. Peters & E. Jayne White: The Video Journal and Visual Pedagogies in the Age of Visual Culture
Visual culture, increasingly, is constructed on a daily basis by users at the interface with new technologies using the Internet as platform. The academic journal originating in the late eighteenth century became part of the emerging digital global knowledge system in the 1990s and thereafter yet remain firmly in the age of print publishing. Education and social sciences have yet to explore visual research methods and the convergence with visual culture. Pedagogies still based in nineteenth and twentieth century classroom modes are also mostly reliant on text and have only just begun to explore the composition, creation and reproduction of the moving image. This presentation explores these two key ideas and their interrelationships.
Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and editor of three international ejournals, Policy Futures in Education, E-Learning and Digital Media, and Knowledge Cultures. His interests are in education, philosophy and social policy and he has written over sixty books. He is a lifelong Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities. His research interests are in educational philosophy, theory and policy studies with a focus on the significance of both contemporary philosophers (Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Heidegger) and the movements of poststructuralism, critical theory and analytic philosophy to the framing of educational theory and practice. He is also interested in philosophical and political economy questions of knowledge production and consumption. His major current projects include work on distributed knowledge, learning and publishing systems, and ‘open education’. He has acted as an advisor to government on these and related matters in Scotland, NZ, South Africa and the EU. http://www.michaeladrianpeters.com/
E. Jayne White is an Associate Professor at University of Waikato, New Zealand, where she teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. As well as her new role as co-editor of Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy she is also co-Director of WMIERs recently launched Video Lab where she works with a number of video-related pedagogical projects. Jayne is also Associate Director of the Centre for Global Studies and a Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. In these roles she promotes the examination and enactment of dialogue across and between spaces. Jayne’s interests lie at the intersections between visual culture and educational dialogues. Her specific focus is in the early years where she has recently published a sole-authored book and video companion titled “Introducing dialogic pedagogy: Provocations for the early years”, along with two other co-edited books. As co-editor of a new Springer series investigating pedagogy and policy for under-three-year-olds, her emphasis is currently on the very youngest learners and associated practices in educational institutions. It is here where her interests in video research coincide with a focus on pedagogies, in tandem with a keen interest in ‘the work of the eye’ from a dialogic stance, which orients her work.