General information

Module title Making educational movies (not only) for children
Language English
Module lecturer dr Anna Michniuk
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 000


Module aim (aims)

It is assumed that the student will be able to:
• identify educational aspects of movies and TV-programs which were made for children,
• name and describe the elements of the film language,
• make a short educational movie.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Elementary pedagogical knowledge.


Week 1: Old and new media - similarities and differences.
Week 2: Animated and not-animated movies in education.
Week 3: The Language of film – an introduction to make a movie.
Week 4: Writing a movie script.
Week 5: The most important rules of film editing.
Week 6: Making educational movies in groups.
Week 7: Film editing.
Week 8: Summary: watching students’ educational movies.

Reading list

Blasco, P. G, Moreto, G., Blasco, M. G, Levites, M. R, & Janaudis, M. (2015). Education through Movies: Improving teaching skills and fostering reflection among students and teachers. Journal for Learning through the Arts, 11(1). Retrieved from
Burstyn, L., Cunningham, P., Jordan, H., Spring, K. Making movies. A Guide for Young Filmmakers, [29.01.2021].
Mahesh Chandra Guru BP, Nabi A, Raslana R (2013) Role of Television in Child Development. J Mass Communicat Journalism 3: 153.doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000153.
Tofur, S. (2018). Use of Educational Movies in Classroom Management Courses: A Metaphorical Study. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry 9(4):389-411.
Young S.D. (2012) Psychology at the Movies, Wiley-Blackwell.
Movies: InsideOut, The Lion King, Coco, Up
YouTube channels: Blippi, Ted-ed, Draw So Cute, BBC Earth, Kids Learning Tube, The DadLab, Ciocia Ania