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ERIC Number: ED527696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-2
Pages: 260
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4154-9993-4
The Media Teacher's Handbook
Scarratt, Elaine, Ed.; Davison, Jon, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"The Media Teacher's Handbook" is an indispensible guide for all teachers, both specialist and non-specialist, delivering Media Studies and media education in secondary schools and colleges. It is the first text to draw together the three key elements of secondary sector teaching in relation to media study--the "theoretical", the "practical" and the "professional"--in order to support media teachers throughout their careers: Section One: "Contexts" explores the history of, rationale for, and justification of studying the media from 1900 to the present day, and considers the tensions implicit in the subject caused by opposing views of culture; Section Two: "Curriculum" comprises seven chapters that focus on studying the media from Key Stages 3 and 4 in English, through GCSE and A Level Media Studies. It also explores approaches to teaching the Creative and Media Diploma, media and citizenship, and practical media production; Section Three: "Career Development" is designed to support those establishing and leading Media Studies departments and those who are charged with the initial preparation and professional development of teachers. Written by experts involved in the teaching, training and examination of Media Studies, this one-stop resource is packed with illustrative case studies and exemplar schemes of work which can be easily adapted for your own needs. Suggested Reading and Recommended Resources sections at the end of each chapter list additional books, films, DVDs, groups, agencies, organisations, contact details, websites and other materials which will support your teaching even further. "The Media Teacher's Handbook" is an essential guide to the theory, pedagogy, and practice of media education that will enable you to teach your subject expertly and with confidence. This book begins with an introduction by Elaine Scarratt and Jon Davison. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, Contexts, contains the following: (1) Media Education: Politics and Policy (Elaine Scarratt and Jon Davison); (2) What Is Media Education? (Elaine Scarratt); (3) Internet, Computer Games and Media Learning (Adam Ranson); and (4) Global and Local in Media Education (Roy Stafford). Part II, Curriculum, contains the following: (5) Media and English KS 3 and KS 4 (Jenny Grahame); (6) Media Studies GCSE (1): Possibilities and Practice (Elaine Homer and Elaine Scarratt); (7) Media Studies GCSE (2): Schemes of Work (Elaine Homer); (8) Media Studies "A" Level: An Introduction (Elaine Scarratt); (9) Creative and Media Diploma (Jon Wardle and Emma Walters); (10) Media and Citizenship (Elaine Scarratt and Jon Davison); and (11) Practical Media Production (Rob McInnes). Part III: Career Development, contains the following: (12). Setting Up, Resourcing and Managing a Media Department (Christine Bell); and (13) Professional Preparation, Progression and Development of Media Teachers (Kate Domaille).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom