This project sought to develop multimedia writing pedagogy based on developing students’ explicit knowledge of ‘grammatical’ design – strategically integrating the meaning-making resources of language, image, sound and movement in dynamic, three dimensional compositional contexts. The project has involved progressive collaborative development of pedagogy with teachers beginning with close cooperative participant-observation case studies in four classrooms in the first year to extended work in 18 classrooms in the second year and 25 classrooms in the final year.
This project will generate a pedagogy focusing on three-dimensional (3D) multimedia authoring, encompassing the convergence print, animation, image, sound and video. In so doing the project specifically aims to:
The project has revealed a clear and urgent need for increased professional development of teachers along with the clear and systematic incorporation of multimodal authoring in school-level plans in all primary and middle years classes. Well resourced and creative teaching material has been produced to support this.
The project has attracted significant attention with a report on National Television on the ABC: “Future Classroom – Catalyst” 17.02.2011
November 17, 2016
Dr A Thomas (University of Tasmania)