Collective observation exercise

Collective observation exercise

By Ike Kamphof

MA in Media Studies: Digital Cultures

Objective statement / Intended effect of the tool

Observing, not interpreting or explaining


  • students watch a short art film and articulate their experiences;
  • students watch an interactive artwork and articulate observations in teams.
Course specific or not 

Is originally designed for MA Media Studies: Digital Cultures but could be applied to when the aim is to learn about observation skills

Target group specific or not 

Master’s students but might be possible with Bachelor’s too

When do you use it? 

When training observation skills

Why do you use it? (Pedagogical approach)

Not specified

Additional biblio sources

  • Art film
  • Artwork