Enhancing Learning Ability among Deaf Students by Using Photographic Images

Abstract

Education is one of most important things in human life. Without education we cannot compete and achieve in any area and succeed. The ability of hearing gave us chances to hear voices of our loved ones, our teachers and they help us and speak to us directly. We can hear stories told by others; from the radio we can hear news and music to create our creativity and sense from television, we can understand directly the message trying to be delivered. But, what will happen if we are born deaf or have hearing loss while growing up? Visual communication relies both on eyes that function and on a brain that interprets all the sensory information received. (Lester, 2011 p.3). An active mind would be curious and remember the visual message presented in a way thoughtful and innovative, it is a will of finding and enhancing the learning of a new knowledge, gaining information and developing ideas. This paper aims to help those who are deaf in gaining chances in experiencing the situation, communicate and improve their ability to learn through the photographic images as they learn to comprehend, evaluate and compose visual messages.
Method that was used in this study is descriptive research; case study normally refers to a single unit as a small group of people and involving a considerable length of time because it requires the researcher to stay with the society under study and hope the matter of the study would take place in the society. In order to know more and understands about the case study, observation and interview will be carried out, over a period of a year to find out and know the result of the research question. The research study would be beneficial to the deaf itself; photography society; Malaysia special needs education and deaf foundation.



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Aidah Alias, University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Paper Information
Conference: ACAH2013
Stream: Arts & Humanities

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