What is Photoelicitation?
Photoelicitation is an educational technique that involves participants using mobile phone cameras to capture their experiences in nature and subsequent interviews and group work with the photographs taken.
The programs are designed to focus on increasing ecologic literacy through a cognitive lens (finding, photographing and identifying various species) and an emotional lens through artistic expression and a sense of connection to the ecosystem and the subjects.
Model of Photoelicitation
The model above is taken from my PhD thesis entitled Underwater Photoelicitation: A New Experiential Education Technique. Through my research I found that photoelicitation was effective at promoting:
An increase in environmental awareness
A change in environmental attitudes
Fostering an emotional connection to nature
Fostering a sense of connection to nature
What I offer
Tailored photoelicitation programs and workshops to suit your institutional curriculum and community group.
For more information on photoelicitation in an environmental education context, check out my last article published in The Australian Journal of Environmental Education or my PhD thesis. Both links are below:
Andrews, S., Stocker, L., & Oechel, W. (2018). Underwater Photo-Elicitation: A New Experiential Marine Education Technique. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 34(1), 33-60. doi:10.1017/aee.2018.17
PhD Thesis (2013) - Underwater Photoelicitation a New Experiential Marine Education Technique.