A picture is worth a thousand words

Students select photos on an assigned topic, attach short descriptions or stories and publish them on a visual platform where all participants can be inspired to interact, evaluate and contribute with more photographs and comments or stories.

Module 7: Pictures or Words? Debate

Dear participants,

The concept behind our project is how a picture can serve as a stimulus or inspiration for writing. The saying  'A picture is worth a thousand words' refers to the idea that a picture tells a story just as well as a long descriptive text.Powerful though a picture may be, can it replace words in their ability to convey messages and express one's feelings and thoughts?

Here comes a chance for you to provide for and against arguments for pictures and/or words in a debate.

Watch the film 'Words and Pictures' directed by Fred Schepisi (2013), which quite accidentally is pretty compatible to our project and get some ideas before writing your arguments.

Brief movie info: A literature teacher (Clive Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media rather than engaging themselves with the power of written words. When an Art teacher (Juliette Binoche) and great supporter of pictures as a means of expression arrives at school, a powerful verbal fight begins which ends up with a competition in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

                                                    DEBATE    

                   Click here (www.createdebate.com) to take part in our debate

Note:Students are requested to sign up in www.createdebate.com in order to participate in this debate.

Caution: www.createdebate.com is a public site. Apart from twinspace members, you might see contributions from people worldwide.As long as these contributions are decent and well-sustained arguments, they are welcome to our debate.Otherwise, they will be excluded.

 

                                                              DEBATE RESULTS

                                It seems that pictures are more favoured in participants' arguments and votes.          

 

                                                                  

Author: EVANGELIA ANAGNOSTAKI
Last editor: EVANGELIA ANAGNOSTAKI