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Experimental animation as pedagogical practice

Experimental animation as pedagogical practice

Gingrich, Oliver ORCID: 0000-0002-1656-0032 , Kanellos, Emmanouil and Young Oh, Min (2024) Experimental animation as pedagogical practice. In: AMPS Proceedings Teaching Beyond The Curriculum: Focus on Pedagogy 2023. Virtual: UK, USA, China, 15th -17th Nov, 2023. Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS). (In Press)

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The effect of animation on learning has been the subject of several studies involving undergraduate students and primary education children (Lowe & Schnotz,) with evidenced effects on the effect of animation on language learning (Kittidachanupap 2012). While experimental animation has long been neglected as a pedagogic strategy, recent research (Honess Roe 2013; Harris, Husbands, and Taberham 2019) points to their inherent potential for learning and teaching. This research presents two examples of experimental animation applications for student learning across two UK universities: The MOVEMENT skills workshops series -a recent pedagogic research activity between the University of Greenwich and the University of the Arts London- investigates the potential for experimental animation to contribute to learning through experimental skills workshops (Figure 1). In combining diverse conventional and unconventional animation techniques within a non-narrative space, experimental animation practices promise to offer a rich contextual background for learning. The AHRC-funded p_ART_icipate project highlights the potential for experimental practices to bridge the gap between undergraduate research and practice-based skills development: Together, these two pedagogic activities examined the following research question: ‘Are experimental animation techniques an effective instrument for teaching and learning?’

Across these two case studies, we discuss whether process-led, participatory, research and innovation-focused workshops have the potential to yield tangible learning outcomes and outputs, in that students are able to co-author their own experimental approaches. This paper presents both an analysis into the mode of the MOVEMENT workshop series and the KIMA: Noise project - part of the p_ART_icipate research - in analysing formats, outputs and outcomes and critically reflecting on the potentials and pitfalls of an experimental, process-based mode of facilitation.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: AMPS Proceedings Teaching Beyond The Curriculum: Focus on Pedagogy 2023. Virtual: UK, USA, China, 15th -17th Nov, 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental animation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 14:51

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