and Applied Semiotics
Guest Editors: Howard Smith and Pierre Trudel
This special issue of the IJAS
is an outgrowth of a symposium presented at the AERA annual meeting in
Montreal. As the symposium’s organizer, François Victor Tochon,
discusses the purpose of the symposium:
The mature science of video
acquisition and the emerging technology of digital distribution will
change the way we see education as a whole. ... Video technology
enters the field of applied semiotics in its own right. It brings
meaning to life and life to signs. It is educational per se.
That is why we cannot let this field lie fallow. The purpose of the
symposium was to collect our know-how in terms of meaning making and
of semiotic research applied to education. Making a video is
becoming a form of expression. It is also an entry into experience.
In compiling this issue, editors Smith
and Trudel sought both a balance in topics presented and a breadth
of research and application. Thus the issue includes a review of the
literature and studies on its uses with teachers and with students.
Additionally, it reports on specific studies in sports pedagogy,
autism, and analysis of verbal and visual cues. It ends with a book
review by François Desjardins.