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behaviour. But one area teenagers excel is when working together as a
team or in a group. They can do this so naturaly compared to other age
groups. Animation can allow these natural soft skills room to develop.
Below the students are working as a team sharing and communicating
their ideas, this is a great skill for life, the ability to be able to
communicate ideas and thoughts clearly to others in away that can be
Of course we want all students to be able to read and write but to
have the skills of sharing ones passion and vision are just as
important for success in life.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Visiting Oscar’s Animation Workshops in Barnet
When I visited and observed a series of animation workshops run by Oscar, I felt that what I was watching was what education is all about. Oscar worked with a YR class, Y6 class and a Y8 class.
The first obvious element present was enjoyment. Throughout the days, the learners were smiling and laughing while working happily alongside each other. There was no difficult behaviour to manage in any of the classes.
Leading on from this, was their ability to cooperate and support each other. One teacher spoke about how pleased she was as the class did not always work in this way. Also, at the end of the session, the learners were eager to look at the films of the other groups and were positive and enthusiastic about their colleagues’ efforts. Animated(!) discussion not argument was the order of the day. Some learners did have to be ‘helped’ not to be camera, animator and computer person all at the same time, but by the end all the groups were working well together. It was interesting to observe the dynamics of the very successful, focused groups and those who needed more TLC.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Rainbow Fish is a great story to adapt and bring to life with animation. Simple, visual and short.
The workshop was one of about fifteen courses happening in the South West, organised by the SWGFL.
Another group of teachers on the same course went for a more random approach.