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The 5 Rs: A new teaching approach to encourage slowmations (studentgenerated animations) of science concepts

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Abstract


  • “Slowmation” (abbreviated from “Slow Animation”) is a

    simplified way of making an animation so that students can create one as a

    new way of learning about a science concept. The teaching approach

    guiding slowmation encourages students to create a sequence of five

    multimodal representations (the 5 Rs) by making: (i) written notes being

    background knowledge from researching a topic or from direct instruction;

    (ii) a storyboard to design the animation; (iii) 2D or 3D models; (iv) images

    from digital still photographs of the models; and (vi) the final animation.

    The 5 Rs helps students to develop understanding of a science concept by

    creating an animation to explain the concept.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hoban, G. & Nielsen, W. (2010). The 5 Rs: A new teaching approach to encourage slowmations (studentgenerated animations) of science concepts. Teaching Science, 56 (3), 33-38.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1215&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/178

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 56

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • “Slowmation” (abbreviated from “Slow Animation”) is a

    simplified way of making an animation so that students can create one as a

    new way of learning about a science concept. The teaching approach

    guiding slowmation encourages students to create a sequence of five

    multimodal representations (the 5 Rs) by making: (i) written notes being

    background knowledge from researching a topic or from direct instruction;

    (ii) a storyboard to design the animation; (iii) 2D or 3D models; (iv) images

    from digital still photographs of the models; and (vi) the final animation.

    The 5 Rs helps students to develop understanding of a science concept by

    creating an animation to explain the concept.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hoban, G. & Nielsen, W. (2010). The 5 Rs: A new teaching approach to encourage slowmations (studentgenerated animations) of science concepts. Teaching Science, 56 (3), 33-38.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1215&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/178

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 56

Issue


  • 3