New Approaches to Teaching for Experienced Staff – 31 Jan

Colleagues are invited to attend Dr Mike Poltorak’s session on ‘Collaborative Learning through Documentary Reception and Production: Reflexivity and Embodiment in Visual Anthropology’.  Dr Poltorak is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology.

The session takes places on Wednesday 31 January, 12.55-14.00 in Darwin Seminar Room 8, Canterbury.

The integration of the content, and critical reflection of the production, of documentaries into teaching visual anthropology can enhance and transform students’ learning and their own video productions. Using three positions in relation to video production in the community of Angsbacka in Sweden Dr Poltorak will reflect on the relationship between sharing and embodiment and its’ value in teaching and suggest it offers an opportunity for transformative ‘peer teaching’ where students have the opportunity to engage with reflexivity, share insights, work collaboratively and then act with confidence and insight through making a video.

To book a place please email