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How Images Influence Our Perception: Visual Politics Explained (Stage 4, Stage 5)

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Can images influence what we think about an important issue? Explore how images and video footage can twist our perception.


Images are all around us especially in an age of social media, this circulation shapes how we view the world and in this sense also our politics.

This short and powerful video briefly explains and gets to the heart of how images can be used to influence viewer’s thoughts and opinions.

Join Professor Roland Bleiker as he explains ways in which our society has moved toward visual storytelling and the impacts this has on the spread of information (or misinformation).

Perfect conversation starter

  • Reflect upon how media coverage shapes our perception of a range of political phenomena: of war, of political campaigns, of humanitarian crises.
  • Consider how Hollywood movies influence our perceptions of friends and enemies.
  • Look at the key differences in how images function today compared to the past and who controls them.
  • And more, see where you and your students take this conversation…

And more, see where you and your students take the conversation…


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 31-Dec-2024 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


3 Minutes





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » Society and Culture

Other KLAs


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More Information About This Event

For more resources for social science teaching and learning, visit the Academy of the Social Sciences’ Seriously Social Learn page, here.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Phone: (02) 6249 1788

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.socialsciences.org.au

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