This article reports on the incorporation of visual material as a tool for learning sociology and discusses a poster assignment introduced as a means of assessment in an academic context committed to innovative learning strategies and to teaching and learning enhancement. The article draws on an evaluation of using the poster assignment to assess student learning and argues that visual images can provide valid and insightful ways of 'telling about society' which challenge the reliance on text as a means of teaching and learning sociology. The article explores the context in which visual materials are used in teaching and learning sociology and their impact on and significance for assessment and learning.
Class, Gender, and Ethics in Visual Research with Girls
Janet Fink and Helen Lomax
with the pressing problem of “time immemorial” ( Brady and Brown 2013: 102 ) for visual sociology and, more particularly, the difficulties of anticipating how, if published, the girls’ photograph might outlive and spoil the meanings of girlhood they
Mark C. J. Stoddart and Paula Graham
a qualitative textual analysis of three distinct types of data. Our analysis is also informed by work in visual sociology, which foregrounds the role played by imagery in communication ( Booth 2008 ; Cronin 2011 ; Francis 2004 ; Prosser 1998