Media and Film Studies
Media Theory: the One-Day Crash Course
Course tutor: Julian McDougall Friday 24th June Course no: 886. £225.
Why should you attend? Are you struggling to absorb and keep up with the media theories students need to know about? Confused about which theoretical ideas are essential for A Level Media? Or are you an English teacher new to Media Studies with no time to‘cram’the reading? This one- day‘crash course’will provide a basic theoretical toolkit for A Level Media teaching in a friendly and supportive context.You will be given guidance on the key theoretical ideas, copies of key readings to take away and exemplar teaching activities to help pitch the theories to a suitable level and to dierentiate.
What will the course cover?
A chronological route through the theories that would be covered on a Media Studies degree course.
Basic theories of audience, genre and reception.
The more complex and recent debates around‘Media 2.0’and post-modern identity.
Reading, resources, links and classroom activities to help you to apply the ideas in accessible ways with your own students.
NB: This is a repeat of a course held in Autumn 2010.
In Autumn 2011 we will run a follow-on course dedicated to new classroom approaches to applying A Level theory in practice.
Julian McDougall is Head of Creative Arts, Reader in Media Education, and PGCE Course Leader at Newman University College, Birmingham. He is an A2 Principal examine , author of many A Level Media text- books, and co-editor of the Media Education Research Journal.
Excellent range of recommended resources, concepts clearly explaine , creative and exciting ideas for helping students access
Carlene Barnett, Twynham School, on ‘Media Theory: the One Day Crash Course’with Julian McDougall.
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting the Most from the OCR Media Studies A Level Specication
Course tutor: Pete Fraser Friday 8th July Course no: 890. £225.
Why should you attend? The OCR Media Studies A Level invites fresh thinking to classroom practice and includes some radically dierent approaches to the subject.This course will explore a route through the course that encourages creative, collaborative, reective work.The day will be organised so that participants can debate the issues, explore the top- ics and discuss forward planning condently, with activities which can be transferred to the classroom and resources on disk and online for you to use back at school or college.
What will the course cover?
Ways through the four-unit specification.
Tackling the topics.
Examples of student work on DVD and new assessment practices.
New strategies for organising the new curriculum.
Pete Fraser was for many years Head of Media at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge and is now a senior examine , researche , author of Pete’s Media Blog for ‘MediaMagazine’ and a freelance CPD provider.
The entire day was really helpful and engaging. I am no longer terried about next year – the fear has transformed into excitement. Thank you!
Charis Creber, Priory C of E School, on‘A Fresh Look at the New OCR Media Studies A Level Specication’with Pete Fraser.