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In this update of a traditional image analysis exercise, students work together as partners or small groups to identify key components found in visual primary sources. Students analyze an image individually, answering a set of guided analysis questions. They communicate their findings with their partner or group, who analyzed a different, but related image. The groups answer additional questions after collaboratively reviewing, and potentially altering, their initial findings to develop a more complete understanding of the images, such as what is in the images, the purpose they were created for, or the creation time period. This exercise specifically utilizes principles of constructivist learning theory, including that learners construct their own meaning and that learning is enhanced through social interaction.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook
Archival Science | Library and Information Science
Harris, Kayla, "Two Chefs Are Better Than One: Partner Image Analysis" (2021). Books and Book Chapters by University of Dayton Faculty. 94.