Multimodal Methodologies in Education: Dealing with visual and digital data in educational contexts
Free training event for PhD students enrolled at one of the GW4 Alliance Universities
Lunch and refreshments included
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL OCT/NOV 2016 DUE TO PRESENTER ILLNESS! NEW DATE TBC
About the event
In this workshop, Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice (Sheffield University) and Jenifer Ho (Institute of Education, London) will share their experiences of collecting, transcribing and analysing multimodal data in educational contexts. Their presentations will be followed by short practical sessions in which participants can gain some experience of applying these methods. In addition, there will be opportunities for participants to discuss the application of these methods to their own studies and the methodological challenges they are facing, both with the presenters and with each other.
Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield and co-director for the Centre for the Study of Children and Youth, a cross-disciplinary centre of excellence for research into childhood and youth. Her research interests include early childhood literacy, play and multimodal communication practices. She is currently working on a COST-STSM-funded project researching a prototype for a new type of screen-less digital toy with a company in Berlin. Previously, she contributed to an ESRC-funded project exploring play and creativity in pre-schoolers' use of tablet apps and an AHRC-funded project on developing videogamesand play for hospitalised children. She has recently edited and contributed to the book 'Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue' published by Palgrave (2015.) Jenifer Ho is researching language learning in online platforms. She oversees the online Visual and Multimodal research forum via MODE: a student run platform for academic discussion on multimodality.
10am Register & Refreshments
10.25 Welcome and Introductions
10.30 Participant presentations & discussion: sharing research topics/challenges/
12.10 Presentation: Dylan Yamada-Rice
Thinking creatively about data: what are the boundaries?
Visual, creative and multimodal methods
12.40 Practical Session: Dylan Yamada-Rice
Mapping experiences multimodally - small group work.
2.15 Presentation: Jenifer Ho
Introduction to social semiotics: developing a mulitmodal semiotic approach to data analysis
Practical considerations when collection data
2.45 Practical Session: Jenifer Ho
Analysis of a mulitmodal text and a video clip - working in small gropus to analyses and transcribe these data
4 Small Group Discussion followed by Plenary
Discussion: application to participants own projects
Reflection: Have questions been answered? What do we still want to know?
Ongoing collaboration? What form? What involvement?
5 Tips and Useful Resources: Signposting valuable sites/groups/ papers etc
5.30 Thanks and Goodbye
Who can attend?
All doctoral students at GW4 universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Unfortunately, students enrolled on taught masters programmes or at non-GW4 universities are not eligible to attend.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH, BRISTOL AND EXETER TICKET ALLOCATIONS HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN SO PLEASE EMAIL A.DOUTHWAITE@BATH.AC.UK IF YOU WANT TO GO ONTO THE WAITING LIST. IF PLACES BECOME AVAILABLE THEY WILL BE ALLOCATED TO PEOPLE ON THE WAITING LIST ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED BASIS.
How can I get there?
Bath Spa station is the closest station. It is a short bus or taxi journey to the campus from the station.
There is pay and display car parking available on campus. Details are available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/travel-advice/parking/index.html
Further information about how to get to Bath University is available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/travel-advice/
How can I claim for travel?
Forms to claim back travel costs will be available on the day. Those travelling by train can claim for a return ticket. Participants travelling by car can claim for mileage and for bridge toll (Severn Crossing). The following conditions apply:
- Itemised receipts are required for all reimbursed expenditure. Credit card receipts and copies of credit card statements will not be accepted as evidence of travel.
- The mode of transport chosen should be the most cost effect. Unreasonable expenses which could have been avoided had a journey been better planned may be refused.
- Students from the University of Bath will not normally be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses.
- Claims must be submitted within 2 weeks of the training event.
The maximum value of travel costs are listed below:
To Bath University
From Bristol £20
From Cardiff £33
From Exeter £52
From Penryn £100 (including overnight accommodation on campus on 26th to enable attendance)