The starting point is the Danish Film Institute’s practice based on 15 years of experience in the field. They are continually exploring and developing new ideas and methodology. Their vision is “All children shall Experience, Understand and Create film”.
In a survey, a pre-school researcher describes why film education from an early age makes sense:
Children show great ownership towards their own creativity while making a film. They are trained in cooperation and in paying attention to each other… they have fun and they share a community… this kind of practice moves film-and media use in daycare institutions from being passive to actively engage in film-and media literacy… it also has an inclusive potential… We have seen a kind of concentration that media often claim has disappeared from childhood today…
(Freely translated from FILM-AND MEDIALITERACY IN THE KINDERGARDEN, by Steen Søndergaard, University College Copenhagen, Denmark 2017)
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