Reshaping children’s knowledge through film making: What to film, how to film and why

Mills, Kathy A., Davis-Warra, John, & Darrah, Joshua (2013) Reshaping children’s knowledge through film making: What to film, how to film and why. In AATE/ALEA National Conference 2013 : National Conference Brave New World, 4-7 July 2013, Brisbane, Qld.



How can teachers reinvigorate content area knowledge and representation through filmmaking? We give examples of what to film, how to film, and why, drawing on our visual ethnographic research with Year 5 students in a working class suburb of Logan, Queensland. The unit developed content knowledge of Indigenous places and practices through sensitising activities in nature. Valuing students’ funds of knowledge, we interpreted local places through epistemologies of different cultures. Through filmmaking workshops by a digital artist, students filmed community members in a local shopping mall about their perceptions of health and happiness in local places. Students were positioned as future community leaders, presenting their films at a national conference. To conclude, we map the dominant and marginalised, local and specialised, and print and visual forms of knowledge that were interwoven, reshaped, and shared through multimodal design.

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ID Code: 61315
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: literacy, multimodal, film making, video, knowledge, Freire, Indigenous, education, curriculum
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2013 01:07
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 09:42

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