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Supplementary Materials and Resources for Podcast 29 - Videos

 

mySF Project: movie trailers used as scaffolds for analysis
of Post-Apocalyptic texts and Kelleher's Taronga

 

This page supports Podcast 29 of the mySF Project blog and podcast series, found at http://www.pataphysics.net.au/mysf_project/mysf_podcasts/index.html
You can find the full script for Podcast 29 at http://www.pataphysics.net.au/mysf_project/mysf_scripts/index.html

Index

 

Video segments used for discussion and analysis
Links to the QTM project and personal pedagogies
Resource list

 

Video segments used for discussion and analysis

The following short video trailers were used, in the order below. The videos were saved in an AVI format for use on the ActiveVision board. Students in the focus class were given a hard copy of a Word document (available to be downloaded here) to comment on and chart their responses to the videos in the appropriate categories.

The preferred model for this response was through the use of the ‘clickers’ as noted in the Background document for teachers.

Digital video link file Source
last_man.avi
(6.4Mb)
Ragona, V. (Director). (1964). The Last Man on Earth. Based on I am Legend by Richard Matheson. Screenplay written by Richard Matheson and William Leicester. Movie trailer, downloaded and edited from YouTube.com. Retrieved 8 November, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4mYireNvcg
omega_man.avi (17Mb) Sagal, B. (Director). (1971). The Omega Man. Written by JW and JH Corrignton. Movie trailer, downloaded and edited from YouTube.com. Retrieved 8 November, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-MosmUseSY
world_flesh_devil.avi (12.9Mb) MacDougall, R. (Director). (1959). The World, the Flesh and the Devil. Written by MR Shiel. Movie trailer, downloaded and edited from YouTube.com. Retrieved 8 November, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25xsA5KS390
quiet_earth.avi (15.7Mb) Murphy, G. (Director). (1986). The Quiet Earth. Written by Craig Harrison. Movie trailer, downloaded and edited from YouTube.com. Retrieved 8 November, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdHoYtBzdX0
legend.avi (12.5Mb) Lawrence, F. (Director). (2008). I am Legend. Screenplay by Mark Protosevich. Movie trailer, downloaded and edited from YouTube.com. Retrieved 8 November, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7CC0kbGj6s

 

 

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Links to the QTM project and personal pedagogies

 

The focus class is a QTM project, based on the introduction of the Quality Teaching model to schools in the region. The focus class follows several weeks of work, as described in the Teacher's Guide to the study. The outcomes for the focus class relate to 'Intellectual Quality', specifically 'Deep Knowledge' and 'Deep Understanding' (NSWDET, 2006a: 16).

 

'Deep knowledge' must focus on a number of key concepts within topics, requiring clear articulation of the relationships between and among concepts. Further, the task should require "sustained focus on key concepts and ideas" (NSWDET, 2006a: 16).

 

'Deep understanding' requires students to demonstrate deep rather than superficial understanding of their learning and "requires students to provide information, arguments or reasoning that demonstrate deep understanding" (NSWDET, 2006a: 18).

 

Suggested classroom practice could include the mapping of outcomes and content so that the lesson focuses on illustrating significant concepts while addressing manageable amounts of content, with "select specialised resources including the Internet and multimedia (NSWDET, 2006: 17).

 

Suggestions for deep understanding include a "range of opportunities within the lesson for students to demonstrate deep understanding, eg problem solving in a group, [and] developing or answering probing questions" (NSWDET, 2006: 19).

 

As seen in the background section, the writer's personal pedagogies follow modified Constructivist models based in the Jonassen CLE model, looking to offer complex and ill-defined problems to students as part of problem-solving (Ilomaki et al, 2003 & McLoughlin and Luca, 2001).

 

It is hoped the focus class and the whole unit of work outlined here satisfies these complementary pedagogies.

 

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Resource list

Ilomäki, L. (Ed.), Jaakkola, T., Lakkala, M., Nirhamo, L., Nurmi, S., Paavola, S., Rahikainen [Veermans], M. & Lehtinen, E. (2003). Principles, models and examples for designing learning objects (LOs) Pedagogical guidelines in CELEBRATE. A working paper for EU-funded CELEBRATE-project, delivered May 2003. Retrieved 7 May, 2005 from

http://www.helsinki.fi/science/networkedlearning/texts/principlesforlos.pdf

 

Jonassen, D. (1998) 'Designing Constructivist Learning Environments'. In C.M. Reigeluth (Ed.) Instructional theories and models. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [online] Available http://www.psu.edu/insys/who/jonassen/cle/cle.html

 

Kelleher, V. (1986). Taronga.  Scoresby, Victoria: Penguin Group Australia. Paperback 9780140326314

 

McLoughlin, C. and Luca, J. (2001). 'Quality in online delivery: what does it mean for assessment in e-learning environments?' in Meeting at the Crossroads proceedings of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), 9-12 December, Melbourne.

 

NSWDET (2006). A classroom practice guide: Quality teaching in ACT Schools. Copyright NSW Department of Education and Training. Canberra: Publishing Services for the ACT Department of Education and Training.

 

NSWDET (2006a). An assessment practice guide: Quality teaching in ACT Schools. Copyright NSW Department of Education and Training. Canberra: Publishing Services for the ACT Department of Education and Training.

 

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Michael Sisley

 

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