General information

Course type AMUPIE
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 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 11-MEM-11-a


Wednesday, 11.30-13.00; room: 112 (Building: Międzychodzka 5); 

5.10.2022 - 30.11.2022

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