Photovoice in the classroom

May 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

The April 2017 issue of JOPERD (Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) includes an interesting article titled PE in Pictures: Using Photovoice to promote middle school students’ reflections on physical activity during free time by Treadwell and Taylor.

From the abstract “The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how physical educators can use Photovoice to examine their students’ perceptions of physical activity and healthy living, and ultimately advocate for change in both their school and community. As a result of student participation in a physical education class project that utilized Photovoice, seventh-grade students made a presentation to their local school board regarding their perceived barriers to physical activity in their community.”

Regardless of your subject area, Photovoice is an active/reflective activity that supports inquiry, social justice, media literacy, student voice (and more). It has students taking pix of the ordinary in their lives/community (whatever), selecting the best/most telling, looking at things critically, considering what can be learned and changed.

TDSB teachers may request the article from the Professional Library (416) 395-8289 or

Here are a couple of selected sites (in no order):

  1. Wikipedia
  3. Community Tool Box. Implementing Photovoice in your Community

Check it out! Rowan

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