A Case Study of Multimodal Learning Processes in a Danish Upper Secondary School
This paper applies notions of transformation to the analysis of data on semiotic processes related to making an animated film. The data derives from a study conducted in an upper secondary school in Copenhagen with students (18 years old) participating in a week-long workshop. The paper applies the concept of transduction with a focus on film storyboards: how students transform ideas when working with different modes (audio, visual) of representation. Data includes discourse analysis of semiotic processes and texts, referring to Social Semiotics and the methodology of Mediated Discourse Analysis. Conclusions highlight transformation as relevant for learning to reflect on media and the implications for teaching, given the increasing influence of visual modes of communication.
Design for Learning, 2009, Vol 2, Issue 1, p. 8-21
social semiotik; multimedie produktion; mediepædagogik; designprocesser; media aesthetics; social semiotics; multimodality; Design process; storytelling; Storyboard; youth education; literacy