LUISA TENG Anglican High School
Facilitator: Lawrence Wee
Date: 31 March 2016
Venue: MR 309 Suntec City Convention Hall
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There are literary elements in the teaching of Literature and/or English Language that are traditionally more difficult for students to comprehend and express in their work, such as Tension and Humour. This is because students find it challenging to identify the strategies used by writers to achieve the intended effects on printed prose. Research in educational studies suggests that using visuals in teaching results in a greater degree of learning and understanding. The use of animation in the classroom helps students to identify literary techniques by distancing themselves from the traditional printed texts and accessing a familiar and less threatening form of text. The skill of recognising the creators’ strategies and intended effects are then more easily transferred to the analysis of the printed text. This presentation aims to equip participants with some ideas on how to use animation clips effectively in the classroom to enhance unseen prose discussions and other EL-based creative writing discussions. It also aims to explore how best to use such animation clips in the Character and Citizenship Education and/or SEL lessons.
In the session, participants will learn:
• What research suggests about the use of visuals such as animation, in the teaching and learning of Literature and/or English Language and/or SEL competencies/ Core moral values.
• How to use animation clips to enhance the teaching and learning of literary elements in the classroom.
• How to use animation clips to encourage discussion of SEL competencies and core values in the classroom.