With apologies for cross-posting, sharing details of Scottish International Film Education Conference, taking place online this week on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June.
The programme includes diverse perspectives on film education from around the world as well as panel sessions with educators using film in school and community settings. We particularly welcome bookings from both primary and secondary teachers, and school leaders who are keen to explore how film can inform and enhance their teaching practice.
The event is free to attend, and further programme details are in the Eventbrite link below. All sessions will be recorded and posted online to view afterwards. If you cannot attend the live event, we’d still recommend registering as an attendee to receive the link to the recordings.
We hope to see you there and would be grateful if you could share details with any contacts who might be interested in attending.
Very best wishes,
Thursday 17th June
11.00 – 12.30
Papers from the Film Education Journal
Past and prospective authors published in the Film Education Journal present short papers on film education. This year the panel will particularly focus on questions about how film education might best cater to young people in the United Kingdom.
– Dr Christopher Nunn (University of Greenwich) – ‘Film(making) education for all? British cultural policy and film education’
– Rebecca McSheaffrey (Glasgow Film) – ‘Exploring the aspirations of young people to work in the British film industry through comparative focus groups in London secondary schools’
– Dr Ryan Shand (Ravensbourne University London) – ‘Excitement lies elsewhere: teenage moviemakers and popular culture’
This panel will be hosted by Mark Reid (British Film Institute) and introduced with a short welcome by editor of the Film Education Journal, Dr Jamie Chambers (Edinburgh College of Art).
14.00 – 15.30
Keynote: 27 Years Young: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Cinéma, cent ans de jeunnesse
Nathalie Bourgeois (Cinéma Cent Ans De Jeunnesse, Head of Programme )
Since its inception in 1995, Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse, has steadily grown to become one of the largest and most influential film education initiatives in the world today. Groups of young people across the world between the ages of 6 and 18 take part in annual programmes of film education focused around a different topic chosen every year, in which the parallel activities of watching and making films are not only interlinked, but inseparable. With the recent announcement that the project will no longer be continuing in its current form at La Cinémathèque Française, we are delighted to welcome programme founder Nathalie Bourgeois to share her reflections on the project’s successes, challenges, and future prospects.
This keynote event is hosted by Dr Bettina Henzler (University of Bremen)
How do we assess learning in film education?
The question of how to assess students’ work relating to film education frequently poses challenges to educators working in secondary school contexts where film is not always considered a key part in the curriculum. In this panel we welcome practitioners from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Hungary and Spain who are currently leading and developing innovative assessment frameworks in film education. Speakers will include David Bradley (Dalriada School in County Antrim, N. Ireland), Dr Laura Findlay (Screen Education Edinburgh, Scotland), Anette Hilbert (Hungary) and Nuria Aidelman and Laia Collel from A Bao a Qu in Spain.
This event is hosted by Dr Michelle Canon (UCL, Institute of Education)
Friday 18th June
10.30am – 12.00pm
Film Education in East Asia
Over the last few decades, a number of exciting film education initiatives have been developed in East Asia, complementing the region’s rich film history. This panel presents an overview of several film education projects taking place in China, Korea and Japan and explores how film is used in different ways to enhance young people’s learning and development. Featuring contributions from Dr Hang Xu (Beijing Film School) in China, Dr Aramchan Lee (Mokwon University) & Hyunwoo Park (Seoul Broadcasting High School) in Korea and Etsuko Dohi, founder of the Children Meet Cinema programme in Japan.
This panel will be hosted by Professor Andrew Burn (UCL Institute of Education)
16.00 – 17.30
Screen Scotland presents: perspectives from Scottish teachers working with film in primary schools
Teachers in Scotland have been using film education in schools for many years. There are many opportunities to develop it strategically, in relation to literacy and other curriculum and school priorities, especially in primary schools; these opportunities continue to expand as the increasing take-up of mobile devices in schools expands their creative capabilities. In this panel discussion we hear from teachers with long experience of film education, including Greg Dimeck (Headteacher, Gracemount Primary, Edinburgh), Melanie Keles (Depute Headteacher, Muirfield Primary, Arbroath) and Hannah Watt (Teacher, Broomhouse Primary, previously Film Education Officer, Screen Scotland). The panellists will share their work and reflect upon what they have learned about the particular contributions film education can make to children’s learning and to the life of the school.
This event is hosted by Scott Donaldson (Screen Scotland)
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Register for the Scottish International Film Education Conference, 17-18 June: https://bit.ly/3u7biVy
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