Fifth visual-video research interest group symposium

Date: 25th November 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 1.00–2.00pm

Venue: B.G.24 and online 

The recording of the session can be accessed below.

Digital storytelling as a method for sharing cultural identity and aspirations for the future

Sara Archard (Te Rito Maioha) & Simon Archard (Waikato Institute of Technology-Wintec)

This presentation draws from a research project involving a supported playgroup in Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand. The use of digital storytelling involved the development of a personal story by the participants (play group families) using a digital format. The digital stories included personal narrative, text, images and sound. Four families from the playgroup were supported by the researchers and a technical advisor to create stories that they felt reflected their cultural identities and aspirations for their future in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Using video observations to enhance young children's iPad-supported learning and exploration

Dr Elaine Khoo (Senior Research Fellow, WMIER)

There has been much debate on young children's use of mobile devices including iPads in recent years. The “iPads n Kids” project was a case study initiated to understand the educational affordances of iPads for teaching and learning with children in an early childhood education centre. In this presentation, I will share how video observations of the teaching and learning interactions contributed to reflective practice and understanding of the nature of talk young children engaged in during iPad use to identify talk strategies that are valuable to children’s learning and exploration.

Fourth visual-video research interest group symposium

Date: 21st Oct 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 1.00 - 2.00pm

The recording of the session can be accessed below.

Speakers were:

1.  Dr Nicola Daly (Senior Lecturer, Division of Education) speaking on Layout in bilingual picturebooks: why it matters  

Bilingual picturebooks feature illustrations and text in two languages. Over the last 15 years I have been examining the way languages are presented in picturebooks using a framework called linguistic landscape. In this presentation I will share findings related to books featuring languages from around the world, exploring why the layout of bilingual picturebook matters.

2. Ms Yun Zhou (PhD candidate, Division of Education) speaking on  Infographics for evidence-based story-telling in healthcare contexts

Being trustworthy and accessible are key features of infographics that inform people in healthcare contexts to make decisions. In this presentation, based on my on-going PhD project that aims to support medical students to create infographics, I will discuss components of infographics that are evidence-based and tell stories.

Third visual-video research interest group symposium

Date: 15 July 2020

Time: 1.00 - 2.00pm

The recording of the session can be accessed below.

The speakers were:

1.  Dr Nalani Wilson-Hokowhitu (Research Fellow, Te Kotahi Research Institute) speaking on E Hina e! E Hine e! Creation, Curation and Mana Wahine.

The videos from the exhibition, E Hina e! E Hine e! Mana Wahine Māori/Maoli of Past, Present and Future, that Nalani co-curated is presently featured at the Waikato Museum and can be accessed at:

2. Dr Moana Waitoki (Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology) speaking on 'We had to make it up': Wellbeing messages during covid-19 via imagery and text.

Second visual-video research interest group symposium

Date: 10 June 2020

Time: 1.00 - 2.00PM

The recording of the session can be accessed below.

Speakers were:

1.  Dr Olli Hellmann  (Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations) speaking on Using survey experiments to analyse the individual-level effects of visual images.

2. Dr Rachael Tighe (Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering) speaking on Infrared imaging for engineering measurement and assessment.

Each speaker spoke for 15 minutes followed by five minutes for Q & A.

10th June Questions posed to speakers at the end of their presentation. View here

First visual-video research interest group symposium

Date: ​​April 01, 2020

Time: ​​1.00 - 2.00PM

The recording of the session can be accessed below.

Speakers were:

​1. ​Dr Suzette Dyer (Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management​ ​Graduate Convenor for Human Resource Management) & Fiona Hurd (AUT) speaking on ‘Creativity in the Classroom: Exploring the Wicked Problems of Business Using Visual Pedagogies’

​2. ​Dr Maurice Cheng (Associate Professor in the Division of Education) speaking on ‘Researching and analysing student drawings’

Each speaker spoke for 15 minutes followed by five minutes for Q & A.