Dr. Debra Kidd, AST for Pedagogy, Saddleworth School
Early on in her book, "Learning Through a Lens", Jane Hewitt quotes Arnold Newman - "a better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or your heart." Well, there is a lot of head and heart in this book which is overflowing not only with exquisite images to stimulate teaching and learning, but also wonderful ideas for lessons, pulling together the curriculum into a kaleidoscopic learning lens of its own. Jane's excellence as a teacher shines through as she patiently explains for the novice how to use a camera and digital devices, shares some very cool apps and intersperses all of that with the sort of soulful and purposeful teaching ideas that you know will make children grow in front of your eyes. This is a real gem of a book, using photography to connect dramatic contexts, philosophical discussion, scientific, technological and mathematical thinking with global, local and personal issues. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to put it into action.
Guest | 13/03/2014 00:00
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