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Film Education, Literacy and Learning: UKLA Minibook Launch

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We invite you a seminar to launch the publication by the UKLA of a new film education resource for primary teachers.

This Minibook by Becky Parry with Jeannie Hill Bulman provides a much needed guide to developing and sustaining film education within the Primary English curriculum and classroom. For many children, film (and television drama) is a key early experience of narrative. As a consequence, children’s understandings of narrative, based on the moving image, must be valued in the classroom. However, we believe that simply valuing children’s existing media cultures is not adequate and that whilst it might increase motivation, this approach only scratches the surface of the potential of film education to support children’s literacy.

We demonstrate the impact of rich and integrated approaches to film education which enhance children’s ability to under- stand and create narratives. Drawing on many examples from practice and research, we present a highly practical guide to film education which suggests new approaches to learning progression and is written specifically for those working with primary aged children.

Becky and Jeannie will present the rationale for their focus on children's film and film education.

Dr John Potter and Dr Michelle Cannon will act as discussants, responding by presenting their own research focused on children's contemporary uses of digital tools to make films in schools.

Examples of films made by children will be shown and a number of film and media education organisations will also be in attendance. We hope this will be an enjoyable opportunity for colleagues to connect and plan future collaborations.



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