Synopses & Reviews
This book emerged from the online project 'A Manifesto for Media Education' and takes forward its starting points by asking some of the original contributors to expand upon their view of the purpose of media education and to support their perspective with accounts of practice. Unlike other books, which focus on a particular sector or offer a guide to teaching for particular exam specifications, this book seeks to widen the debate and offers perspectives on where media education has been and where it might be going. With chapters from leading figures in the field, including David Buckingham and Henry Jenkins, Current Perspectives in Media Education brings together a range of viewpoints from across all sectors, from primary to university and including accounts from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
About the Author
Pete Fraser spent many years as a media teacher in London and Cambridge, UK, before joining Bournemouth University as a doctoral researcher in 2010. He has contributed to a number of publications and is the author of two books for the BFI on digital video production and music video.
Jonathan Wardle is the Director of Curriculum and Registrar at the National Film and Television School, UK where he is responsible for all educational matters. Jon has a doctorate in education from the University of Bristol and has written a number of book chapters and journal articles.
Table of Contents
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction: Beyond a Manifesto for Media Education; Pete Fraser and Jonathan Wardle
2. Back to the Future? Old and New Agendas in Media Education; Jenny Grahame
3. Challenging Concepts: Learning in the Media Classroom; David Buckingham
4. Media Education: A Tool for Social Inclusion; Steve Connolly
5. Educating Media Educators; Kate Domaille
6. 'These are my photos of when I was little': Locating Media Arts in the Primary School Curriculum; Michael Duezanni and Annette Woods
7. Public Space and Media Education in the City; Stuart Poyntz
8. From New Media Literacies to New Media Expertise; Henry Jenkins
9. Emerging Pedagogies; Helen Keegan
10. Cultural Disneyland? The History of an Inferiority Complex; Richard Berger
11. Not 'philosophy of media education', but 'media education as philosophy': Working With 'creativity'; Mark Readman
12. We are the Resurrection: Media Education after the Media; Julian McDougall