Crafting an argument is one of the central skills that gets taught in many a Language class. Persuasion is an art form that is a corner stone in our education system. Students debate and students write… all in the name of convincing someone of a given “truth”.
But what about re-imagining how information has been presented? How often do we take something and ask students to see it as something new? George Couros shared this link recently:
When I saw the clip I was reminded of a similar trailer that I had seen. The amount of thinking that went on to cut these trailers is mind-boggling. The editors deeply understand the films and how to select potions of the films to convey new ideas. They are masters of the text.
I’m really hoping that there’s a place for this kind of work in schools.