How Is Animation Used In Education?

How Is Animation Used In Education?

How Is Animation Used In Education? Animation holds immense power when it comes to education, transcending traditional teaching methods to offer engaging, immersive, and effective learning experiences. When educators harness animation to convey difficult or highly technical concepts—or even simple, everyday ideas—it can revolutionise the way we teach and learn with a transformative and far-reaching impact. No matter what subject or topic your animation covers, or how varied your educational goals are, animation can help level up your product in a sustainable and powerful way. Just a few of the benefits of using animation in education include:

  • Simplifying complex concepts: Through vibrant visuals, animation breaks down abstract ideas into digestible chunks, making them accessible to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Whether explaining scientific principles, historical events, or mathematical theorems, animation brings clarity and can foster a deeper understanding of concepts.
  • Capturing attention and interest: By incorporating elements of storytelling, animation transforms learning from a passive to an active experience. Students become participants, engaged in the concepts and encouraged to absorb the information in a more long-term manner.
  • Accommodating diverse learning styles: Recognising that individuals have different preferences for how they absorb information, animation offers a multi-sensory approach that caters to auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners alike. Whether through colourful visuals, audio narration, or interactive components, animation adapts to individual needs and promotes personalised learning experiences.
  • Facilitating remote and distance learning: In an increasingly digital world where access to traditional educational resources may be limited, animation offers a scalable solution that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, with just an internet connection. This flexibility can empower students to learn at their own pace, breaking down barriers and expanding educational opportunities for all.
  • Sparking creativity and critical thinking: By presenting information in dynamic and imaginative ways, animation encourages students to think outside the box, ask questions, and explore new perspectives. Storytelling techniques and visual components can nurture problem-solving skills essential for success in the modern world, expanding the educational benefit of the concept conveyed.
  • Fostering emotional connections: By creating relatable characters and narratives, animation can evoke empathy and understanding of the concept, facilitating deeper emotional engagement with the educational content. This emotional connection has been proven to enhance memory retention and encourage empathy, promoting social and emotional learning alongside academic achievement.

For examples of how animation can be a revolutionary workhorse in the realm of education, look to Pushed’s examples for previous clients:

  • BBC Teach: Pushed partnered with BBC Teach to create a short, informative animation designed to teach children about the interesting historical figure, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Collaborating closely with educational consultants, the animation artfully integrates essential curriculum key points, providing a compelling educational experience that not only educates but also empowers young learners with a profound story of courage and perseverance.
  • Nail Knowledge: Marian Newman, Nail Knowledge expert educator, takes you through the essential theory needed for a career as a nail professional, educating audiences about how to use nail tech products as well as health and safety components and the biology surrounding fingers and nails. Animation allows these principles to be educated in an engaging way with clear visuals to deliver the main messages easily.

Although it can be difficult to know where to start when creating an animation, Pushed is here to help with years of experience and technical skills that make designing a unique, custom animation a breeze. Using these principles, we can help to pave the way for a brighter future where education knows no bounds. If you would like to know more about harnessing the power of animation to create engaging, immersive, and inclusive learning experiences for your audiences, contact Pushed to discuss your goals today!

Who we've worked with

City College Plymouth
Champion Groundworks
Plymouth Citybus
National Trust
Brittany Ferries