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.
Special Prize of the MEDEA Jury
In addition to the main MEDEA awards, the judges may, at their discretion, present a special award to an approach or production in recognition of exceptional innovation in pedagogic or technical design.
In the past years the judges have given a special award to:
Flying Start introduces a range of academic skills throughout the 4 week period between the students receiving ‘A’ levels and starting at university.
Pocket Anatomy, a fully searchable interactive atlas of the human anatomy for its innovative use of mobile learning technologies
Eyes on the Skies, a superb example of the value high quality video imagery can bring to an educational production
Anti-Anti (2008), a media-based pervasive learning game