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Why use animation for active learning?

Sophie Burrows, a film and animation practitioner with a wealth of experience, talks us through the educational benefits of stop motion animation.

In this video, we hear from Jean Edwards and Helen Caldwell, Senior Lecturers in Education at Northampton University, on how they use stop motion animation with their student teachers, and the impact they witness when using it with pupils.

Alongside teachers from Primary and Secondary settings, Sophie Burrows, Programme Coordinator at Into Film and Animation MA student also presents her ideas about the educational benefits of stop motion animation.

Which areas of the curriculum or subject(s) that you teach do you think could be enhanced through the inclusion of stop motion animation?

Please add your comments below.

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