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Teaching Photography, 2nd Edition by Garin Horner, Jane Alden Stevens, Glenn Rand

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8

Advancing Learning with Critique

 

 

 

“Learn from the mistakes of others; you do not have time to make them all yourself.”

Chinese Proverb

 

 

The largest potential for learning in photographic/imaging education is in the critique. There are several reasons for this statement. Through critique, issues of importance can be addressed based on students’ work, thus transitioning between words and technique to a visual outcome. Though the discussion in this chapter mostly addresses group critiques, it will also apply to individualized critiques. Critiquing groups and individuals may be seen as different, though each situation provides the same basic opportunities for learning.

Critique at its origin is criticism, and all too often “criticism” ...

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