Topic: Other Subtopic: General

Case Study

of an Exhibition

by Adriana Sartore

Published on May 14, 2007

  • Description and goals

    DOPPIO CLICK is an experimentation that use the cinematographic and audiovisual language in teaching methodology in primary school using videos and cartoons.
    With this project we want:
    • to train the students to multimedia that is to say to promote the learning of multimedia languages;
    • to make the teaching method more and more efficient, both in every single subject and in general abilities;
    • to learn how the use of video can help the practical teaching method;
    • to exchange informations and spread them.

    Just like the writing and the words, the moving pictures take part in communication. They can be both a means to realize artistical masterpieces and an instrument to disclose informations, a way to express oneself or to supply with documents some facts giving to narration (made with words, music or writing) new ways to express.
    The revolution made by computers allows the schools to take possession of the moving images and to use them as a real way to express in everyday teaching method.

    We think that the most important ideas are these:
    • students could acquire the abilities to realize their works in the multimedia laboratory on their own;
    • videos can be seen for a long time and they could become patrimony of the didactic method used at school (the videos become then DVD);
    • these videos can be seen using a simple DVD player (television or computer) or using the Net.
    This experience involves all the subjects and it helps each student to develop his own abilities and to express himself with a lot of different languages.

    There are also some questions that this project points out:
    • what is a digital video and how can it be used in teaching ?
    • how is possible to create a video with a computer and realize then an audio-video?
    • how to create and to process sounds by a computer?
    • how to use videos during a lesson or in other teaching activities?
    • how the use of video presentations can change the way of teaching?

  • Development process and challenges


    Format TV “Doppio Click”
    The children TV made by children

  • Lessons learned, mistakes we made (and what we did about them)

    The children have approached the wonderful and, at the same time, complicated audio-visual world and they have learnt a critical ability that they can use on what they see on Tv or at cinema everyday.
    They are no more passive observer but they become an active audience, able to plan what they can see on TV or at cinema.
    The school reaches an agreement with a local TV in order to create a programme for children about multimedia.

    This lessons taken by the students of the 5th year in the Apple multimedia laboratory where they are explained in ten steps how to create a digital cartoon, all this will be a TV programme.

    In this way the school becomes a centre of a TV format called “Doppio Click”, a programme about multimedia made by children for children, programme you can see once a week.

    In this TV format there will be lessons on how to create a digital cartoon at home with pc , how to use the Net to study, to make a research, and to enjoy yourself.
    The schools on the territory that want to show their videos, videoclips, cartoons can participate to the project and they can send their works.
    Someone thinks that Tv is not a “good teacher” ,it is not a good example for the children because Tv teaches superficial values, wrong behaviours; someone else thinks Tv can be positive, it can help families and schools to educate children so that it is necessary to choose programmes of high quality contents.

    With the project “Doppio Click” we want:

    • to better the qualitative level of the TV productions with a special care to children programmes;
    • to create a link between school and the social, cultural, economics system of the territory;
    • to highlight those works made at school with a certain cultural and artistical depth;
    • to know the processes of construction of the language difficult and well-constructed of the cartoon cinema so that it could be possible to create a good critical, active, aware attitude about mass-media;
    • to project a cartoon film using the digital cartoon technique;
    • support the critical analysis of the TV programmes;
    • increase the value of the abilities to communicate and express oneself ;
    • identify the strategies of those who create TV programmes;
    • learn technical competences to realize a programme;
    • improve the ability to work together in a group realizing a TV production made by children;
    • support methodological choices based on direct action;
    • consider the connection between knowing and working using analysis and then reproduce and take into consideration the different steps of the process of learning;
    • work inside a space, the multimedia laboratory, that simulate a TV set.

Latest Comments (1)

Knowing and working

by Wendy Pollock - May 16, 2007

Thank you for sharing this experiment, Adriana. It reminds me of the rich historical connections between exhibits and hands-on teaching and learning in classrooms, clubs, and workplaces. I wonder if anyone’s familiar with the Mechanical Alphabet developed by Swedish inventor Christopher Polhem (1661-1751). ASTC’s member, the Tekniska Museet, has some of this material.

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