Initial Screening Literacy Report (2013) can be found here:
Scott Donaldson from Creative Scotland very helpfully took some notes on the key questions last week, published here to augment that doc published on Friday.
2/Does film education lead to ‘audience development’?
3/What are the outcomes of film education that are specific and unique to film education?
4/European Survey of Film Literacy
5/This didn’t come up (except once, in your pictures) but what about older people? Not just 60+, but there’s also 25-60, and there’s also HE and FE type ages/provision. It would be interesting to look at (supposedly) vocational film ed in FE-type locations and look at the actual learning outcomes; and to look at actual learning outcomes in the more expressive-arts type HE provision. These add to what we learn from (3) above. And of course more quantitative data for these various adult sectors would be valuable, as would typologies etc.
At the end of the seminar in Berlin, it was felt that many of the ideas and discussion topics could be re-assembled in a less linear way and represented graphically. The following isn’t meant to be the final word on how film education should look, but it may spur some possibility thinking and help us to identify relationships between its many dimensions. Dotted lines indicate how many of these perceived divisions are interdependent and perhaps should inform each other.
A version of this graphic could also help organise/generate working group activities. The first is a simple version, the other a bit busier; both are up for debate, comments and no doubt more explanation. For example, I add Documentary along side Art / Popular / World, but from memory, this wasn’t discussed at the meeting. Should it take its place as a separate dimension? I think it’s important to include non-fiction, just as we do with print literacy. I also suggest some meta-contextual elements as I think more attention should be given to the settings and contexts in which film is made and consumed… over to you…
More information will be posted about the content of the day but in the meantime, here are some photos of our time in Berlin including some night shots…
We came up with a circular preparatory framework and will post a version of it for comments in the next few days.
[Please feel free to post your own material / photos and contact Michelle if you’re not sure how to go about this.]
An inspirational way of disseminating research data – through animation, from Dr. Becky Parry’s thesis and forthcoming book: ‘Children, Film and Literacy’