The Classroom is a short animation produced in 2010 by British GCSE Mandarin students (Year 11) at St Chad’s Catholic & Church of England High School, Runcorn, as part of the formal education programme “Projector Community Languages” of Cornerhouse, educational charity and art centre. This production enabled teenagers to learn Mandarin in a fun, interactive and engaging way, increase their understanding of Mandarin and Chinese culture through the use of film and practical creative workshops, and encouraged teachers to deliver more creative language sessions at school.
MEDEA Award 2008 finalist
Showcase video of the project Canal Educatif including interview with Erwan Bomstein-Erb
This collaborative web platform offers a series of free and innovative educational videos connected to the high school level curriculum. Targeted at teachers, students and families, it is intended for after-school work by students, for use during class time and to foster discussion between different generations.
What the judges said of this entry:
“This learning object repository of media objects is an excellent resource for teachers and students. The subject matter is highly focused and the learning resources are all of very high aesthetic, production and pedagogical quality. The ability to make comments for the developers to receive feedback (and hence improve their materials) is good practice. Users can also share ideas, viewpoints, etc. The fact that the service (and all of its content) is offered free is worth highlighting. The narrative approach is an excellent idea and appealing and contributes to contextualising the learning and teaching.”
About Erwan Bomstein-Erb
Erwan Bomstein-Erb is the Founder and Director of Canal Educatif (“on demand educational channel”), a collaborative web platform, which offers a series of free and innovative educational videos to teachers, students and families.