The Liter21 research group of the University of Santiago de Compostela promotes the summer course Dare with audiovisuals: a didactic proposal, lasting 20 hours. This course is aimed at both professionals and students in the education sector, and its main objectives are to teach the basic techniques for creating an audiovisual and the development of a practice based on the design and development of a simple audiovisual project.
The challenge posed by the global pandemic has highlighted the importance of audiovisuals as an essential tool in education. In the tele-training environment resulting from the confinements, teachers must not only have a broad knowledge of the subject they teach, but also a clear understanding of technology and digital pedagogy formulas. This issue is related to the teachers’ own reflections on the strategy for managing ICT tools and the possibilities they offer in terms of educational innovation. It is therefore essential that, in order for e-learning to work, all members of the educational community, with particular emphasis on the teaching staff, are aware in advance of the possibilities offered by ICT in the field of teaching, thus increasing their digital literacy. The use of this type of audiovisual media, although already important before the needs derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, became a fundamental piece for the adequate socio-educational development at all levels. A reality of our era and the desire for new experimental learning proposals thanks to the competent and ethical use of the resources of the digital ecosystem.
The course is structured in two distinct parts: a theoretical approach to the basic elements of photography and video, and audiovisual narrative and editing; and a second practical part where participants will design their own audiovisual project. The programme will be as follows:
21st-23rd June 2022, Classrooms 5-7, Faculty of Education Sciences (North Campus).
Guillermo Calviño Santos
He holds a degree in Photography from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and a degree in Photography and Digital Creation from the Centre da Imatge i a Tecnologia Multimèdia of the same university. He worked as a freelance photographer and teacher of photography, video and design in non-formal education. He is Assistant Professor in Plastic Expression, first at the UDC and now at the USC. He is a member of the research groups Liter21 (USC) and Artefacto (UDC). He currently focuses his activity on research into photography as a reflection of ways of acting and understanding the world and its application within the educational system. Photography thus becomes a means to reflect on the role of the image in the configuration of identity and the transformation of the public and private spaces we inhabit.
Olalla Cortizas Varela
Graduate and PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo. Her research career began in 2008 within the research group MODO (Modos del conocimiento artístico) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Pontevedra with a Third Cycle grant from the Xunta de Galicia and continues with a pre-doctoral contract from the Xunta de Galicia. Between 2008-2015 she worked as an artist and researcher within the same research group, also teaching in the Bachelor of Fine Arts. She defended her doctoral thesis on the teaching of sculpture in the university setting in December 2015. She is currently a member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Education Sciences as a contracted doctor in the area of Didactics of Plastic Expression. She teaches on the Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood and Primary Education, as well as on the Master’s Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. Since 2015 she is part of the Liter21 group (GI-1839. Galician literature. Children’s and young adults’ literature. Literary, artistic, intercultural and educational research. Readings) of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her lines of research are linked to education and contemporary art in the frontier spaces of interdisciplinarity, finding in the Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature the specific field where her research has converged in recent years. She has participated in conferences and has published articles, book chapters and reviews on Galician children’s and young adults’ literature. She recently completed a research stay at the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro (Portugal) on the creative and educational potential of materiality and visuals in children’s books.
Luís Miguel Crespo Caride
He studied music since he was a child, and after completing his studies of Professional Music Degree at the Conservatory of Ourense, he continued his training at the Conservatory of Music of Vigo, where he finished with Honours in the speciality of Trumpet. At the same time, he studied a degree in Audiovisual Communication at UVigo, a Master’s degree in Music Industry at USC and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education Teaching. He currently collaborates as a classical music popularizer in the Diario Cultural programme of Radio Galega since 2018, and works as a music teacher in secondary education in Silleda and Arzúa, as a brass wind teacher at the Casa da Música in Chantada, and as a trumpet teacher at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Arzúa.
She has a PhD in Childhood Studies (Universidade do Minho) with the work “Literature, cinema and teaching mediation: Roald Dahl’s children’s protagonists and their fantastic liberation”. She is currently teaching and research staff at the USC, and a member of the research group LITER21 at the same institution. She is member of the LIJMI Network (CRPIH), of the research team of the Centro de Investigação em Estudos dá Criança (Universidade do Minho) and editor of “Elos. Revista de Literatura Infantil e Xuvenil”. She worked as a primary school teacher, specialising in Therapeutic Pedagogy. She has also participated in congresses and published several works on children’s and young people’s literature, literary education, children’s and/or family cinema and film literacy.
Juan Luis Lorenzo Otero
PhD in History, Geography and Art History (Specialty in Art History) from the University of Santiago de Compostela with the work “Rockstar Games. Innovation, research and intermediation in video game’s art” [Cum Laude badge]. Degree in Art History from the University of Santiago de Compostela and Master in Heritage Management, Museums and Art Market from the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Curator of the exhibition Consumer Automata at the El Taller Gallery (Santiago de Compostela). He is currently a senior research support technician hired by the LITER 21 Research Group at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Cristina Trigo Martínez
She has a degree in Art History (USC). She is a lecturer in the area of Didactics of Plastic Expression at the Faculty of Education Sciences (USC). Previously (1998-2014) she was educator and coordinator of the service of educational activities and projects at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC; Santiago de Compostela). The interrelation education-contemporary art-museum is the main axis of the work and research she is developing. She has participated in several courses, conferences and congresses, as well as in publications in which she delves into the convergence between contemporary artistic practices and education today. She belongs to the research group LITER21 and the artistic action and resistance cell C3.