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Gesture and Space for Teaching, Learning and Communicating Science Fiction

, Telopea Park High School, Australia

Global Learn, in Berlin, Germany Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


Use of the Microsoft Kinect sensor for teaching and student learning relates to the importance given to multimodalities in the Australian Curriculum. Trials of Kinect applications were focused on genre studies for secondary students at a government school in the Australian Capital Territory. Kinect-generated digital videos in a flipped classroom require further research to evaluate their impact on student learning outcomes and to meet new teaching standards. Following the TPACK model for subverting business systems for pedagogical ends, Kinect applications are recommended for secondary teaching and learning, with room for careful critiquing of the sensor itself and its purposes.


Sisley, M. (2015). Gesture and Space for Teaching, Learning and Communicating Science Fiction. In Proceedings of Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 675-680). Berlin, Germany: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 20, 2019 from .


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