CVM

Centre for Visual Methodologies and Social Change

From the CVM website:

The Centre for Visual Methodologies and Social Change is a research, teaching and community outreach unit located at the Edgewood Campus in the School of Language, Literacies, Media and Drama Education, in the Faculty of Education of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). It was established in 2004 through two research grants – a Competitive Grant of the University which made it possible to purchase video cameras, digital cameras and editing suites, and the NRF Learning Together grant, which focused on community-based HIV education and prevention research in a rural KZN district, and involved teachers, community health care workers and learners. The Centre aims to promote a cultural production approach to Media Education not only in the context of teacher development, but also within community outreach. Based on our work we see a strong empowerment component that we would like to study further as part of the process of democratising research through the use of visual modes of inquiry and representation.

Staff

Co-Directors: Jean Stewart, UKZN,  and Claudia Mitchell, McGill

Administrator: Suzette Hatting

Steering Committee: Naydene de Lange, Associate Professor, School of Education Studies, NMMU

Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Honorary Professor, UKZN

Lebo Moletsane, Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor, School of Education Studies

Robert Balfour (ex officio), Associate Professor and Head of School of Language, Literacies, Media and Drama Education

Centre for Visual Methodologies and Social Change

School of Language, Literacies, Media and Drama Education

Faculty of Education, UKZN