This course is an innovation because it is the fusion of different learning paths we have crossed to make a unique training program more practical than theoretical.
It combines the fundamentals of Media Education/MIL and Video Making which are useful tools for students engagement, inclusion and to fight bullying at school.
Media Education is already familiar to teachers. Now it is more trendy to say MIL (Media and Information Literacy) to help teachers and students to become more media literate and aware of information, fake news, and dangerous risks from the net.
Young people are bombarded with information more than ever, and it can be difficult to distinguish the real from the fake or the important from the trivial. In the last ten years, news media has changed dramatically from traditional print to digital media– and social media has changed the world. As students become more connected, they need to be informed, more aware, and able to face what awaits them in the near future with the information sector.
Video Making or digital Storytelling is trendy now, thanks to many new professions born in the digital era connected with social media, marketing, and digital content production. According to the actual digital transformation happening, it’s recognized that videos are a very powerful tool to teach, educate and involve. Nowadays, kids and youngsters have to be considered a kind of addicted to videos and YouTubers fans. The risk of becoming clinically addicted is true but, at the same time, young generations have to become more aware of how a video can be created, for professional and educational purposes. Included, many teachers have become YouTubers, bloggers, and video makers with public channels of social pages where they become famous and they share what they can create to teach and change methods and perspectives in education.
Storytelling has always been a significant part of history, but the means through which the stories have been told have evolved with each civilization. From the oral histories presented by bards in ancient courts, to the works of scribes during the Renaissance, to newspapers, CNN, and now the Internet, a personal narrative has been used to communicate the events of the past. Digital storytelling now combines tradition with technology and allows students to tell stories through voice, text, images, audio, and video.
Digital stories allow students to take a linear series of events and turn them into a multidimensional experience. It encourages them to communicate, collaborate, and research as well as to infuse media into the process. A plethora of tools and apps exist to create these projects, and all of them enable students to gain a deeper understanding of history as they explore the most effective way to retell it.
Digital storytelling for all is a training designed for all who want to deepen their knowledge about audiovisual content creation.
Storytelling is a meaningful tool that can be used in the classroom to engage student learning as well as to enhance the expression of views, and stimulate creativity, critical thinking, and reflections on social issues.
Storytelling is an experience created with the main aim to offer a practical approach to learning how to create an audiovisual product in its 3 main phases: pre-production, production, and post-production.
“Video art is a contemporary art form that deals with everyday issues, problems, dilemmas, and wishes, and focuses mainly on human existence and experience. Video as a medium in artists´ hands has the ability to connect identity, experiences, and knowledge through the arrangement and management of images, text, and sound into a work of art. As a technology tool it has the capacity to capture learners´ interest and connect school life with the everyday world since video is already a significant part of their life in many forms (e.g. through television, internet, video games, and mobile phones)”.
The program structure will cross the different areas of video production and video concept focused on teachers’ and educators’ jobs related to the work in the classroom.
The increasing use of social media and media tools in school and the growing bullying phenomena start with very young students. Media has a huge impact on our lives and school is a long-term stage of life where teachers have roles as educators, but also as mentors and people who connect to the outside world themselves. Teachers stand in the middle between principals and parents and represent a point of reference for students who grow up in classrooms and need to become young adults and adults, European citizens ready to become freelancers, entrepreneurs, or employees.
Approximately 32 percent of students report being bullied at school, research shows that schools where students report a more severe bullying climate perform worse on standardized assessments than schools with a better climate.
- improve the understanding and awareness about Media Education and MIL and the importance and relevance of its use in nowadays school system
- develop technical skills related to the pre-production, production and post production phase of video making applied to educational contexts
- widen their perspective and skills related to the use of video storytelling for educational purposes
- develop their creativity and ability to engage students with innovative methodologies that promote collaboration and active participation
- learn how to promote critical thinking and autonomy for a more conscious approach to media by students, moving from passive users to conscious and skilled content creators
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