Tuesday, April 9, 2013
5:30 pm
Annenberg 105

Teaching and Learning through the Lens of Photography

These days, multi-media resources are integrated into many facets of teaching and learning in higher education. Making photographs that capture the essence of our unique forms of teaching and educational outreach at Caltech can be an accessible and effective way to communicate what we do—to one another, as well as to funding agencies and the public.

In this workshop--open to faculty, postdocs, teaching assistants, students, and staff--photographer and educator Martin Springborg will present and discuss images from an ongoing, national photo-documentary project on teaching and learning in higher education. Through visual and hands-on exercises, participants will learn ways in which they can use photographs to document and communicate about their own scientific, academic, and outreach work. Bring a camera (any type, from point-and-shoot to DSLR) if you have one for additional hands-on advice.

Martin Springborg is a Faculty Member and Faculty Project Specialist in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. His Teaching and Learning project brings to light the vital necessity of collaboration among people from different institutional sectors, especially in support of student success. Stylistically inspired by photographers like Robert Frank and Lisette Model, his Teaching and Learning photos convey a knowledge of and sensitivity to interactions between teachers, learners, and technology in the classroom. Ultimately, Springborg's work captures the nuance, spark, challenge, and joy of teaching and learning in settings as diverse as research universities, culinary institutes, liberal arts colleges, and more.

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A light dinner will be provided.

Contact Cassandra Horii teachlearn@caltech.edu at 626-395-6225
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