This book highlights participatory video as an instrument for community-based adult education and focuses in particular on the role that it can play in promoting participatory culture among adult learners. In brief, participatory video refers to participant-centered video making. Today, participant-generated videos can travel farther and faster than ever before, and thus, the perspectives represented can be effectively shared by a large number of people. Participatory video can also offer those involved an opportunity to address issues that matter to them and give voice to their experiences. The author explores this potential based on her experience working with adult learners in a metropolitan community and addresses participatory video in both theory and practice. The target readership is adult educators, but it will also be helpful to researchers who have a particular interest in incorporating video into their community-based work.
Springer Singapore; June 2016
- ISBN 9789811010507
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Participatory Video in Adult Education
- Author: Kyung-Hwa Yang
About The Author
Kyung-Hwa Yang (Ph.D) is a research associate in the Faculty of Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa as well as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at DePaul University in the United States. Her interests include community-based adult education, critical media literacy, and participatory visual methods. Specifically, she focuses on exploring visual media to bring out people’s experiences, voices, and conceived ideas. In 2014, she was nominated as an emerging diversity scholar from the University of Michigan. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Lifelong Education, Visual Studies, the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, and other edited volumes.