Brunei launches “The Castille War” animation film trailer, depicting Spain-Brunei warfare in 16th century

<castille warNabilah Haris

THE Media and In-Services Centre (MiSC) has launched an interactive learning product on the Castille War to help students and teachers grasp learning through multimedia.

The product which is a collaboration between the centre and Singapore-based Infinite Studios and Basical Media, consists of a video animation and a game-based learning app based on Bruneian history and culture.

Acting Director-General of Education Hj Abdul Rahim Derus said the interactive learning product is capable of not only teaching a history lesson, but also has the ability to bridge the present gap for today’s technology-savvy youths and history.

“While the Castille War interactive has a historical context, its theme and story content can be integrated across the curriculum, including the social sciences, religious education, mathematics, geography, science, and language.

“Most importantly it has digitised this story in a way that it is an effective way of learning that is engaging, especially in tightening the gap between the digital generation of Bruneian youth with the cultural history of our country,” he added.

Present to launch the Castille War: Interactive Learning Experience was Education Minister Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong.

Twelve officers also received certificates afetr completing a 32-week digital media training programme.

The Castille War interactive learning product’s design and development took three months, and involved the Brunei History Centre, teachers and students.

In a press statement released by the MiSC, the digital version of the Castille War can enable the centre to create a range of digital learning resources such as e-books, applications, and learning games for subjects in the national curriculum.

It would also enable them to design resources to enhance students’ learning outcomes regardless of the subject.

To date, the MiSC has produced an e-book on Islamic Religious Knowledge, as well as animation such as Jong Batu, How the Tapir Got Its Colours, and The Crocodile, the Turtle and the Monkey.

The Brunei Times
Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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