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Faculty of Education Lunch and Learn

Author: Catherine Foster

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

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The Faculty of Education Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, July 4, from 12 - 1 p.m., in Marshall d'Avray Hall, room 331 A B. Meet our Summer Scholar, Dr. Jennifer Thompson. Lunch is provided.

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK

Dr. Thompson’s research interests include participatory visual methodologies, research ethics, gender, and water. Jen has a background across engineering, education and international development.

Cellphilm! Teachers as Agents of Change is a 17-minute film in Portuguese with English subtitles that explores how a group of teachers from Mozambique  are using cellphilming, video production on mobile phones, to address gender equality in education. The film tells the story of a series of cellphilm workshops with gender focal point instructors and preservice teachers from four teacher training institutes as part of the Better Education through Teacher Training and Empowerment for Results (BETTER) Project, implemented by CODE and Associação Progresso.

The film introduces cellphilming as a tool that can be used as a reflexive, interactive and student-responsive teaching practice. The film integrates an overview of the cellphilm steps and showcases several cellphilms made by preservice teachers to raises awareness about gender issues in education such as sexual harassment and gender-based violence. A special feature of the film is its ‘on location’ visit to a teachers college where we see a group of preservice teachers in action producing cellphilms and reflecting on how cellphilming can inspire change. Link to promo:

This is a free public event.

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