The Mediating Role of Creating Storyboards for Multimedia Presentations in Relation to Local Wildlife Sites

Parry, John (2002) The Mediating Role of Creating Storyboards for Multimedia Presentations in Relation to Local Wildlife Sites. Environmental Education Research, 8 (4). 355 -372. ISSN 1350-4622

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Abstract

The use of information technology in conjunction with school visits to a local wildlife area offers a new way of thinking about such places and a richer learning experience. By comparing pupils who were encouraged to plot storyboarded sequences for computer use during their visits to other pupils who produced wall displays, this article suggests that the mediating process of planning storyboards led to a more social and collaborative learning experience. In addition, pupils from storyboarding groups displayed a deeper understanding of the wildlife site and showed greater inclination towards taking part in management decisions than the conventional classes. Such use of information technology in terms of learning processes linked to the generation of electronic sequences by pupils for pupils about humble, local wildlife sites for future use could offer an important contribution to the notion of environmental literacy and citizenship.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Drawn from the author's doctoral work which was linked to the Global Environmental Change Economic and Social Research Council programme. Adopting a constructivist approach, data collection took place in 4 schools and the analysis demonstrated the deep learning potential of multi media authorship by pupils in relation to environmental education.
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: John Parry
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:02
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 11:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23625
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