UCL film education journal - FINAL (JUST

Learning from the Understanding Cinema project in Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This article provides a detailed, first-hand overview of the filmmaking project Understanding Cinema. Author and filmmaker Jamie Chambers worked as a tutor on the project between 2013 and 2019 and reflects on both its highlights and challenges. For teachers interested in making films, it provides a detailed account of how ‘a well-designed pedagogy’ can ‘allow simple, yet deep access to cinematic aesthetics’. MORE

 

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Keywords: #filmmaking; #Scotland; 

#primary school

Securing a place for film within a Scottish secondary school 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Daly and Jacqueline Thomson are English teachers at John Paul Academy, an inner-city secondary school in Glasgow, Scotland. Working together as probationary teachers, they decided to start an after-school film club. From there, film has gradually become a central part of their teaching strategy, and has moved beyond their own English and Media classrooms to become embedded within John Paul Academy’s broader curriculum. MORE

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Keywords: #secondary school #Scotland #film club; #English

Exploring local heritage through a documentary filmmaking project in Chile
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felipe Correa describes the process of a documentary filmmaking project at a secondary school in Chile. Its aim was to encourage students to engage with the places, crafts and community where they live. Over the course of a year, students watched and analysed documentary films from different periods and cultures, whilst performing practical filmmaking inside and outside the school. MORE

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Keywords: #filmmaking; #Chile #documentary; #cultural heritage

Cinema workshops within marginalised communities in Chile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alicia Vega is a Chilean film scholar, educator and outreach worker who has run a series of cinema workshops within highly disadvantaged communities across Chile, which provided younger children with formative understandings of cinema, for over 30 years This is a rich and intimate account of how film can be used within community learning and outreach programmes. MORE

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Keywords: #filmmaking #Chile 

#outreach work; #active viewing

Filmmaking about social issues with primary school children in Scotland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about the experiences of Scottish teachers at Granton Primary School in Edinburgh. This case study of the making of the short film See You Tomorrow is a great first-hand account of some of the benefits and challenges to consider when creating films in a primary-school context. Discover a range of tips and ideas for you to take away and use back in the classroom with your pupils. MORE

 

Keywords: #filmmaking; #racism; 

#primary school; #emotional literacy

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Discussing films in the classroom with children of different ages in Slovenia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can we best approach discussing films in the classroom? Mirjana Borcic is one of the foremost figures within Slovenian film education. Explore a range of her ideas on how film can be used as a means of facilitating  discussion in the classroom, and in particular on how to ensure that discussions are pupil-centred and encourage creative thinking. MORE

 

Keywords: #discussing film #Slovenia 

#student voice; #active viewing

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Keywords: #filmmaking; #Portugal  #secondary school; #collaborative; 

A 16 week course of practical filmmaking with secondary school children in Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the detailed overview of a filmmaking project from start to finish, which provides a useful model for secondary school teachers interested in making films with their students. This case study of film education in Portugal takes readers through the 16 weeks of a filmmaking course, acting almost as a project diary, describing the weekly tasks and outcomes. MORE

 

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