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1st Edition

The Media Teacher's Handbook

ISBN 9780415499941
Published January 10, 2012 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Elaine Scarratt and Jon Davison  Part 1: Contexts  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  4. Global and Local in Media Education Roy Stafford  Part 2: Curriculum  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  11. Practical Media Production Rob McInnes  Part 3: Career Development  12. Setting up, Resourcing and Managing a Media Department Christine Bell  13. Professional Preparation, Progression and Development of Media Teachers Kate Domaille  Recommended Resources  Bibliography

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Elaine Scarratt was founding Chair of the Media Education Association and is a freelance media advisor, teacher-trainer and writer.

Jon Davison has been Professor of teacher education in four UK universities including the Institute of Education, University of London, where he was also Dean.