COMPUTERIZED STORYTELLING FOR DEVELOPING SITUATED LEARNING IN ART HISTORY
University of Nicosia (CYPRUS)
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Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The educational approach for situated learning is an attempt to develop education which would be important to specific students in specific contexts. The needs and interests of learners, as well as the natural and social environment, have a defining role in the process of education. An attempt to situate learning in an art history course of the School of Education at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, aimed at a positive change in students’ attitudes towards the subject. The different teaching methods and strategies that were applied included the use of the computer for presentations and storytelling mainly for introducing and motivating the students’ small research projects on topics of art history and art in general. Students’ positive attitude change at the end of this attempt, which was studied through the statistical analysis of questionnaires, defined specific characteristics of the content and presentation of content, such as the element of humor and surprise that narratives in art history could have in order to situate knowledge.
Keywords: Art education, situated learning, storytelling.