despite the huge amount of educational video materials available on the internet, we quite often encounter a lack of educational materials at the appropriate level, be it substantive or didactic. I would like to share the great news that a new database of educational films is being created. They will be prepared by professionals and approved by practitioners.
The project “films4edu” is a part of Erasmus + program. It is run by a consortium of six partners from four countries, which has been working since last March on creating a catalog of physics and chemistry tutorial videos. These videos will be available online for everyone to use during educational activities or the students’ own work.
I am writing to you with a proposal to take part in the evaluation of these films. If you are interested in receiving these short movies in the first place, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, institution you represent and an e-mail address to which I can send already completed films. After viewing the received materials, I kindly ask for your opinion: if and how you intend to use these materials and if you would like to change or add something. Your comments will be a valuable guide for the consortium in preparing the final version of the movies.
I also ask you to send this information to all interested in participating in the evaluation of films: teachers, schools, institutions of formal and non-formal education, educational centers, students. The “films4edu” consortium is committed to reaching the widest possible audience, hence my request. eucu.net is a network of professionals and we all have a very broad contact list – let’s spread this material to improve our overall online knowledge base.
I am waiting for emails from you, your colleagues and students. Anyone who writes to me and provides their data will receive a package of physics and chemistry videos. Thank you in advance for your answer. Have a look below to find out more about the movies4ed project.
Jolanta Różowska, president of eucu.net
More project information:
The project “A lexicon of educational films on the subject of STEM for primary and secondary school students – films4edu” is a part of Erasmus+ program. It is run by a consortium of six partners from four countries: Austria -Universität Innsbruck, Poland – Silesian University (the main coordinator), AGH University of Science and Technology and Foundation of Malopolski University for Children; Slovakia – University of Zilina, Spain – Universidad de Malaga.
It is targeted at two groups: STEM teachers and students from primary and secondary schools.
The output of the project will be four online catalogs of physics and chemical experiments for primary and secondary education. Altogether there will be 100 short (up to 10 min.) movies: 60 movies with physics experiments (30 at primary school level and 30 at secondary school level) and 40 movies with chemical experiments (20 at primary school level and 20 at secondary school level). All films will be recorded with the minimum use of language, showing only the run of the experiments. If language is to be used it will be recorded in the national language of the partners, then subtitles in English and other languages of the consortium will be added.
Moreover full scenarios of 100 didactic experiments will be created. The teaching materials will be developed in such a way that they will be very easy to use by teachers and students, supporting both remote and traditional education in the field of STEM. The scenarios will include a experiment description with teaching materials and practical tips so that everyone will be able to use the films as an instruction and carry out the experiments step by step.
The scenarios will emphasize two main functions of the experiments:
– methodological: experiments as a source of knowledge and experiments as a means of verification,
– didactic: introductory experiments to create a problem situation, cognitive experience as a source of knowledge, verification experiments to test hypotheses, experiments to illustrate phenomena, validation of law.
The project will end in February 2023.