Using digital images critically and creatively in the language classroom
Educators have long been aware of the power of images. Numerous experiments have proven that subjects learn and remember material that is concrete (imagery-related) better than that which is abstract. Critical understanding of images is becoming an integral part of literacy, and the spread of digital technologies means that the ability to make and manipulate images will become an ever more important skill. With the advent of the digital revolution and the Internet there has never been a better time for language teachers and students to develop both critical and creative use of images. In this practical session we will consider how digital images can be used critically and creatively by both teachers and students.