Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Koulukino association generates film educational learning materials related to big screen films for all educational levels from early childhood education and pre-school to upper secondary education. The film-related learning materials are available on the Koulukino website, free of charge for non-commercial use. The purpose of the learning materials is to enhance film literacy as well as broader digital literacy. The Koulukino website, containing approximately 500 pedagogical materials, is a comprehensive online service and a learning environment itself. The methods of processing the films vary considerably depending on the target group and the themes of the learning material. For example, the films and the learning materials could be used as a tool for practising information retrieval, or for developing group work or emotional skills. Starting point is film is a brilliant pedagogical tool. It provides various topics for discussion, introduces foreign cultures, offers the watcher powerful experiences and the chance to identify with the characters, and enhances one’s understanding of oneself and the surrounding world. The films covered at the website are picked so that the service would include as wide variety of film culture as possible.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Koulukino´s pedagogical film literacy materials are widely used in Finnish schools. During the period 2016-2019 materials have covered for example human rights education, global education and environmental education.