Videography for Social Workers: An Innovative Learning Approach
Social work researchers and practitioners have used moving images in varying degrees over the years. According to Prosser (1998), "taken cumulatively, images are signifiers of a culture; taken individually they are artefacts that provide us with very particular information about our existence". A synthesis of literature reviews shows that the use of video technology for research falls into three areas: as a tool used for observation (data collection and analysis), as a mechanism for giving feedback, and as a means of distance learning and consulting via videoconferencing. As a means of providing feedback, it has been used for training purposes in education and in the more clinical disciplines such as medicine, psychotherapy and social work. This article hones in on the use and impact of videography for social workers through case studies to demonstrate the unique quality of this approach.
Keywords: Videography, Social Work, Learning
Eva S Lim
Academic Staff, Culture and Communication, Republic Polytechnic