Facilitator: Prof Naydene de Lange is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at Nelson Mandela University. Her research focuses on using participatory visual methodologies in addressing gender and HIV&AIDS issues and integrating HIV&AIDS into Higher Education curricula. Her Educational Psychology background and interest in Inclusive Education provides a frame for working towards the inclusion of those who are marginalised - using a ‘research as social change’ approach. Besides numerous peer reviewed published articles, she has co-edited three books, Putting People in the Picture: Visual Methodologies for Social Change, School-University Partnerships for Educational Change in Rural South Africa, and The Handbook of Participatory Video, and has also co-authored two books, Picturing Hope and Participatory Visual Methodology: Social Change, Community and Policy. She is a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher.


Target Group: The workshops are aimed at social science researchers (academics and postgraduate students) who are interested in doing research which makes a difference.


Background: This is the first workshop of 4 and the purpose of the set of workshops is to promote the use of participatory visual methodology (PVM) across disciplines. Participatory visual research has gained ground worldwide, also in South Africa, enabling doing research differently, deepening an understanding of the issues under study while simultaneously opening up opportunity for community and policy dialogue, and so doing contributing to social change. Participatory visual methodology opens up spaces for thinking about indigenous and decolonizing methodologies. The workshops aim to address the theoretical underpinnings of PVM as well as provide practical experience and examples of using visual methods, such as drawing, photovoice, and participatory video (cellphilms).


The following topics will be covered in Workshop 1:

  • Why do Participatory Research?
  • Why use Participatory Visual Methodology?
  • The theoretical underpinnings of PVM


The other workshops in the series are:


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

2 May 2023


To be confirmed

Registration for this workshop has closed.


Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 20 participants.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie