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ERIC Number: EJ1166642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Uncovering the Paradigm: Combining the Old and the New in a 21st-Century Pedagogy for Teaching Film in English
Bartolo, Luke
English in Australia, v52 n3 p43-50 2017
The emphasis on 21st century learning practices in Australia has led to a paradox of concerns in the field of teaching. This paper examines dual deficiencies related to teaching film in the subject of English; being the lack of contextualisation and authenticity in traditional modes of film study, and the widening gulf between teachers and students in regards to exponentially emergent media technologies. The application of a paradigm based on the usage of film grammar provides a solution to these ongoing issues, with students moving away from the identification and analysis of film techniques towards more authentic application of cinematic skills in order to become active meaning-makers, and to cultivate competencies in "produsage" (Bruns, 2008) that are more conducive to increasingly complex work spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A