When presented with complex problem solving tasks, such as an Information Audit and accompanying report in IFN615, students often as for ‘a template’ or an exemplar that they can follow. Whilst I am not opposed to providing exemplars, I feel that there is a risk that students trying to produce an end product without understanding the research and critical analysis that has gone into the production of the product will miss out on development of both higher order thinking skills and metacognitive understanding of the process required for such tasks.
I set about creating a learning resources that would provide students with procedural knowledge of how to approach a complex problem solving task and highlight the need for their own research, critical analysis, synthesis and writing skills when and where appropriate. I did this by interviewing a member of the teaching team that had completed the unit we were teaching about how he had approached the assessment tasks and then I used a combination of time-lapse video of me sketch-noting the conversation and still images of the resulting diagrams to emphasise key points for students.
- Project Leader: Tamara Pearce
- Project Team: Andrew Simpson
- Project Outcome: Multimedia Learning Resources for IFN615 Students
- Details: Created using Samsung S7 Phone (audio recording and Time Lapse video); Adobe Premier Pro video editing, Adobe Photoshop image editing; Cardboard, Coloured Pens and approx 8hrs work.