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Creating a narrated stop-motion animation to explain science: The affordances of "Slowmation" for generating discussion

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This case study investigated the nature of the discussions generated when three preservice primary teachers made a narrated stop-motion animation called “Slowmation” to explain the science concept of moon phases. A discourse analysis of the discussion during construction demonstrated that the preservice teachers posed many questions, propositions and ideas facilitated by four affordances of the process: (i) a need to understand the science in order to explain it; (ii) making models; (iii) stopping to check information; and (iv) sharing personal experiences. Slowmation is a simplified way of making animations that has four affordances to promote discussion resulting in scientific reasoning.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hoban, G. & Nielsen, W. (2014). Creating a narrated stop-motion animation to explain science: The affordances of "Slowmation" for generating discussion. Teaching and Teacher Education, 42 68-78.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901207684

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1048

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 78

Volume


  • 42

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This case study investigated the nature of the discussions generated when three preservice primary teachers made a narrated stop-motion animation called “Slowmation” to explain the science concept of moon phases. A discourse analysis of the discussion during construction demonstrated that the preservice teachers posed many questions, propositions and ideas facilitated by four affordances of the process: (i) a need to understand the science in order to explain it; (ii) making models; (iii) stopping to check information; and (iv) sharing personal experiences. Slowmation is a simplified way of making animations that has four affordances to promote discussion resulting in scientific reasoning.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Hoban, G. & Nielsen, W. (2014). Creating a narrated stop-motion animation to explain science: The affordances of "Slowmation" for generating discussion. Teaching and Teacher Education, 42 68-78.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901207684

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1048

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 68

End Page


  • 78

Volume


  • 42

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom