It seems that we are still struggling around basic concepts, objects and ideas. We are still at this intermediary state of being both analogue and digital, descriptive and visual.
However , our very creative meeting for Creative Europe, managed to overcome its obstacles of language, rhythm, flight schedules ( towards 10 different cities in Europe) and mainly beliefs as to what film education is and can be for young people and educators.
Some of the questions we discussed were initiated by Ian Wall’s set of paradigms upon which we agreed and disagreed: do devices matter or not? What is the relationship of popular Vs art films and how could we use them? Is heritage the job of specialists or not? Should we develop sensitivity towards films or critical thinking and how? Do we prefer the idea of “choosing” e.g information, knowledge etc or “discovering”? How necessary is reflexion? We all agreed and know about the positive “social” outcomes of media education, but what about the filmic ones? What’s the relationship of film literacy to media literacy? Should a framework for Film Education belong to a Life Long Learning concept? These and many other were the concepts that we discussed and finally after several slides of bullets, came to a harmonius agreement though a visual representation of a circle. We all look forward to seeing it and building a final proposal.