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ERIC Number: EJ1047100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1030-0112
Using Slowmation to Develop the Social Skills of Primary School Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Four Case Studies
Shepherd, Alyce; Hoban, Garry; Dixon, Roselyn
Australasian Journal of Special Education, v38 n2 p150-168 Dec 2014
This study explored the potential of using a new but simplified form of stop-motion animation called slowmation to support 4 primary school students with mild intellectual disabilities in co-constructing an animated social narrative about their own social skills. The research used a multiple case study design incorporating a range of qualitative methods to identify what stop-motion skills the students could use and to what extent the co-construction of an animation influenced their identification of their own social skills. Findings revealed that each student was able to use a range of stop-motion skills with varying levels of support. As a consequence of their co-construction, the students' understanding of their own social skills increased. Classroom implications, limitations and recommendations for further study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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