Please note that there are two different conference venues:
June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
I-Click Photography: Capturing perspectives to promote resilient environments - Cassandra Monette

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I-Click Photography: Capturing perspectives to promote resilient environments
Presenter: Cassandra Monette  (Concordia University, Canada)
Co-Author: Harriet Petrakos
Introduction: Students with emotional/behavioural difficulties tend to have lower rates of academic success (Kauffman, 2008). Understanding how students’ perceptions and environments play a role in their learning can help to facilitate the development of effective intervention programs that seek to promote resilient environments and support and success for all learners.
Methods: In collaboration with the teachers and parents, a photography project took place at an elementary school in Canada. Seven students from grade one to six, who have socio-emotional difficulties took photographs of what was important to them about learning. Students were interviewed about their photographs and invited to share their stories with their community through a photo exhibition. Focus groups with teachers and school staff were also conducted prior to and after the photography club began in order to understand how these students were being perceived. 
Findings: Using grounded theory, this study explores emerging themes from three student case studies and from teacher focus groups to understand the strengths and challenges that these children were perceived to have, as well as how each of these children engaged with photography as a self-expression tool.   


Cassandra Monette

Concordia University

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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