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Title: 'The message is the medium’: Evaluating the use of visual images to provoke engagement and active learning in politics and international relations lectures
Authors: Roberts, David
Keywords: The message is the medium
Engagement
Active learning
Multimedia learning
Images
Lectures
PowerPoint
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: ROBERTS, D., 2017. 'The message is the medium’: Evaluating the use of visual images to provoke engagement and active learning in politics and international relations lectures. Politics, In Press.
Abstract: Globalization and digitization have combined to create a ‘pictorial turn’ that has transformed communication landscapes. Routine exposure to visual stimuli like images has acculturated our students’ learning processes long before their arrival at university. But when they reach us, we expose them to text-centric teaching out of kilter with the worlds from which they come. More importantly, emerging scholarship argues that such textual hegemony is out of kilter with how they learn. This article describes a 3-year experiment to assess the veracity of such claims. It found that student academic engagement was greater when apposite images were applied. In addition, the experiment revealed that introducing imagery triggered active learning behaviours. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings for Politics and International Relations teaching, and with proposals for diversifying research methods through a recently-formed Community of Practice.
Description: This paper is in closed access until publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24815
Publisher Link: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/politics/journal202481
ISSN: 1467-9256
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