Animated Learning Conference is a yearly event, focusing on film and media literacy in education.
This year’s theme is creativity and critical thinking in a digital age and thus we will be focusing on how to work both creatively and critically with and within the digital age.
During the conference, there will be talks and workshops that centers around the following questions:
8:30 – 9:00 checking-in and coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome – Laura Søndergaard Isaksen, Animated Learning Lab – The Animation Workshop/VIA
9:15-10:15 Critical creativity – Jeppe Bundsgaard, professor of Language Arts Didactics at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 Fact-checking visual manipulations – by Nikolaj Rodkjær Kristensen – Tjekdet
12:00-16:00 workshops including breaks, cakes and coffee – choose between the following workshops:
In his talk, Jeppe Bundsgaard will outline the potentials, pitfalls, and challenges meeting children online, and discuss what schools can do to support their students
in developing critical awareness when surfing and communicating online. He will argue that an active, productive learning practice can help students understand
the power of online communication.
Jeppe Bundsgaard is professor of Language Arts Didactics at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.
His main research interests are scenario didactics and progressive education, critical language awareness,
and test and evaluation. He is National Research Coordinator in International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS),
and local head of research in a number of projects on game-based learning,
playful learning, and emergent litearacy.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis – and lately in the wake of the war in Ukraine – the fact-checking organisation TjekDet has seen an
increase in manipulated and misleading visual material being spread online. In this speak, Nikolaj, a fact-checking journalist at TjekDet,
will take you through TjekDet’s daily work of debunking such content through a couple of real-life examples. You will be introduced to tools used
by fact-checkers in their work and learn about different types of fake news and misleading visual material.
Nikolaj works as a fact-checking journalist at TjekDet – a non-profit organisation dedicated to
fact-checking claims in the public debate.
As part of the TjekDet team, he has been combatting misinformation since 2018,
lately with special focus on debunking visual manipulations online.
– Philosophical thinking and creative filmmaking –
In this workshop the participants will be working both philosophically and creative. It is based on one or more phenomenas that we recognize from our everyday life and which
simultaneously have been object for philosophical wondering through history, for example happiness, evil, freedom, friendship and courage.
Through various philosophical exercises, aesthetic-creative processes and conversations rooms, the participants will look into which perspectives and dilemmas that are combined
to the phenomena. It can be questions about what happiness is, are humans born evil, is freedom a goal for life, is friendship something you can choose and is courage better than fear.
In film production the participants will show how the philosophical questions and dilemmas appears in concrete and recognizable everyday situations.
The entire workshop is organized so that it can be used with children in different age groups afterwards.
With Lho Høiris and Louise Nabe-Nielsen from Rum for Undren and animator Tina Klemmensen.
Rum for Undren’s vision is to create a space for children and young people’s wondering and philosophical
thoughts in schools and institutions. We develop teaching materials and hold courses for teachers and pedagogues
with focus on philosophy with childrens and youngsters.
Rum for Undren consist of architect and artist Lho Høiris and philosophical practitioner and cand.pæd. Louise Nabe-Nielsen.
Tina Klemmensen is educated as a puppet animator in England. She has held many, many animation- and modelling workshops for children,
youngsters and grown-ups since 2012. She has been given an international TEDx talk about how she uses animation as a way of communicating
and recently she has been a student at Jim Parkyn, artist, conveyer and modeler from England. See more of Tina’s work here:
In this workshop we’ll investigate how to teach and engage students in critical thinking and fact checking. You’ll get hands on experience with the
Danish learning platform: STOP. THINK. CHECK IT! which you can use in your own practice. The learning platform engages students through podcasts,
videos and hands on activities. The aim is to strengthen their digital literacy by providing them with tools to identify mis-, des- and malinformation.
– with Nikolaj Rodkjær Kristensen from Tjekdet and Mads Danker Danielsen from Enigma.
Short explainer videoes introduces the themes and the podcast series, ’Digital Detective’ follows a danish fact checker from Tjek Det in his investigation of
real life cases through 7 episodes. The hands on activities focuses on the use of fact checking tools. The students produce their own fake information based
on criterias typically found in mis-, des- and malinformation. Finally they fact check each others productions with the tools that Tjek Det also uses professionally.
In the workshop you’ll experience the activities first hand as you are put in the role of the students.
Target group: Teachers of students age 14-18 years old.
The learning platform is developed by
Rebecca Sørensen and Munib Kardasevic are educators at ENIGMA – Museum of communication.
They teach schools visiting the museum about digital literacy and communication history.
They are both educated teachers (bachelors of education) with a special focus on teaching technology, digital and media literacy.
They are currently doing their masters at Aaborg University studying It, learning and organizational change.
In this immersion workshop, Camil Hesse will give a thorough introduction to his world as a facilitator of play, creativity and developmental
work with digital media as play tools. Focusing on play processes with stopmotion animation and film on iPad, we will explore the possibilities
for didactic work with language, well-being, culture and personal development in day care. During the workshop, we will test the two creative
apps Stopmotion Studio and PuppetPals directors cut, which are easy to use for both adults and children and have great play potential.
There will also be the opportunity to try out different types of iPad stands if you would like to invest in these aids, and there will be time to share
experiences with both participants and the presenter. After the workshop, you will be able to implement digital play and animation production
activities in your institution on your own.
Bring an iPad and make sure you can install the apps or download the apps in advance.
As a trained designer and with many years of experience in the educational field,
Camil Hesse focuses on creative play with digital media.
As the owner of the company Leg med Medier, he conducts many workshops in groups of children,
especially in kindergarten and primary school, every year. He gives presentations and courses for educational staff
in many different municipalities and participates in various projects.
He has also taught at the UCC/KP teacher training college in Copenhagen. legmedmedier.dk/
The TinkerQube is a wooden wireframe/space for instantly constructing scenographies,
project environments, machines, experiments and other physical fun in more dimensions.
The cubes works fine as a tinkering filmstudio for creating stop motion, multi-camera footage,
jigs, rolling backgrounds etc. in a fun, engaging and hands-on way.
At the workshop/micro adventure playground, we will play with building a movie with scenes,
jigs, lights, narrative processes etc. A co-creative frame by frame animation made by participants
at the conference.
Feel free to jump in and out of the story and make exactly what part you want.
The TinkerQube is open from all sides and all ideas. Join us!
Karsten founded UPFIND.dk on a mountain of used school milk cartons,
which became the funniest cube building set.
Later, plastic bottles, tennis balls and a host of other global standard materials
were added to the construction game with children, young people and families around
Out of all those funny experiences The TinkerQube emerged, to hold ideas in the
The Danish Film Institute will open this track with a talk and discussion Film and critical thinking.
Different projects and partners will present their work, and there will be time for a common discussion about
the responsibilities and ethics working with film and media literacy in a digital age.
How can cinematic edification contribute to critical edification? Kari Eggert Rysgaard and Martin Schantz Faurholt will
present ideas of critical thinking in a cinematic perspective. They will show concrete examples from Filmcentralen and FILM-X,
including the activism material ‘To the fight for the climate’ and ‘The Occupation on Film’, where the students will work with
authentic film propaganda. In continuation of the presentation, there is an opportunity for discussion. Det Danske Filminstitut
Martin Faurholt is the teaching editor at Filmcentralen
at the Film Institute and has developed the material
‘Film and social media’.
He is particularly interested in the film’s relationship
with reality and how film can strengthen critical sense
in a visual world.
Kari Eggert Rysgaard is responsible for teaching and development at
Skoletjenesten FILM-X – The Cinematheque’s film studios.
She works with the development of creative learning activities that can give students
the tools to participate in the democratic dialogue with the film
as a common form of expression.