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The Photography Teacher's Handbook
Practical Methods for Engaging Students in the Flipped Classroom

ISBN 9781138825734
Published February 17, 2016 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

The Photography Teacher’s Handbook is an educator’s resource for developing active, flipped learning environments in and out of the photo classroom, featuring ready-to-use methods to increase student engagement and motivation. Using the latest research on the cognitive science of effective learning, this book presents groundbreaking strategies to inspire students to collaborate, explore, and internalize photographic principles and concepts. The innovative practices in this book reimagine the traditional, scholarly pedagogy into a dynamic, teacher-guided, learner-centered approach.

Key features include:

  • Step-by-step instructions that explain how and why to flip a photography classroom
  • Hands-on exercises and activities to help students take charge of their learning experience
  • Practical advice from more than 100 respected photography educators
  • An interactive companion website with informative videos, links, and resources for students and educators alike

Table of Contents



Part 1: Prepare for Active Learning

Chapter 1: Know Your Audience: The Photo Student

Chapter 2: Designing or Revising a Successful Course

Chapter 3: Tips for the First Day of Class

Chapter 4: Developing a Learning Community of Photo Learners

Part 2: High-Impact Teaching & Learner-Centered Instruction

Chapter 5: Flipping the Photography Classroom

Chapter 6: Experiential Learning

Chapter 7: Team Learning

Part 3: Motivate Photo Students to Succeed

Chapter 8: Engaging, Inspiring, & Motivating Learners

Chapter 9: Photography Experience Points

Chapter 10: Kinesthetic Learning

Chapter 11: Gamification

Chapter 12: Badge Awards

Chapter 13: Quizzes That Empower

Chapter 14: Competition Where Everybody Wins!

Part 4: Powerful Tools for the Photo Educator

Chapter 15: The Photo Critique

Chapter 16: Student e-Portfolios

Chapter 17: Emerging Educational Technologies

Chapter 18: Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (Professional Development)

Chapter 19: Course Assignments


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Garin Horner is an Associate Professor of Art in Photography Adrian College, in Adrian, Michigan. He has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has been both an award-winning artist and teacher for over 25 years. Horner has taught in secondary education as well as at community college, college, and university settings. He regularly lectures on Innovative Teaching at both the Regional and National Society for Photographic Education conferences, and is a recipient of The United Methodist Award for Exemplary Teaching and The Adrian College Creative Activity, Research and Scholarship Award. Horner has several times been a Featured Speaker at the Great Lakes Conference for Teaching and Learning and has also spoken at teaching and learning conferences like the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). He is an active member of the Flipped Learning Network and the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. Currently Horner serves as a consultant and workshop leader for innovative teaching at the Adrian College Center for Effective Teaching (ACCET), he is a certified Trainer-Consultant for Team-Based Learning, and is a co-author of Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, 2nd Edition.