The fast pace of slow motion.

Emily Ashcroft, Lynn Walker

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Other


Primary school teachers are faced with the difficulty of meeting the requirements of The Australian Curriculum in meaningful and purposeful ways. Inquiry based learning is a pedagogical approach which offers educators the chance to facilitate learning with the focus on students making meaning.
Linking Science and The Arts potentially provides opportunities to engage students who might ordinarily disengage with Science or vice versa. Communicating science concepts using the Arts encourages students to think more deeply, consider the choices they are making and the reasons behind those choices.
Participants will learn how an inquiry approach can assist students make connections between visual arts, science and the cross-curriculum capability of sustainability. The focus is on demonstrating how visual arts and stop motion animation (media arts) can be applied by students to demonstrate their scientific understanding within Earth and Space and biological sciences.
A range of pedagogical strategies and planning ideas will be shared with participants. Additionally, participants will have the chance to learn how to use stop motion animations, using design principles to guide their creation.
Participants will walk away with innovative ways to connect visual arts and science, greater confidence in teaching visual and media arts and handouts to take home.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNational Visual Arts Education Conference - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 21 Jan 201923 Jan 2019


ConferenceNational Visual Arts Education Conference
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