Power Streams on Video: Creative Solutions for Wellbeing at Comprehensive School
Thursday, June 26 3:25-3:45 PM Location: B3111
Presider: Kathryn Johnson, Northern Michigan University, United States
Abstract: School bullying is still a problem in Finland. There is evidence of effectiveness of anti-bullying programs. Still positive interaction in schools could be more supported. Power Streams on Video is a living lab multidisciplinary project which aims to support well-being and safety in comprehensive school. The project is based on workshops consisting of Fine Art and cinematic production and video technology. In this paper we describe two pilot studies. The final aim of the project is to construct an operational model to help intervene in situations where students are at risk of becoming bullied and marginalized. The model defines a framework for developing social interactive skills thus preventing school bullying and drop out. In the two pilots atmosphere of the class was measured by interviews and sociogram. According to results the workshops had positive effect on the class. In future the workshops could be realized using animation techniques, tablet computing or other mobile devices.