Screen Education

Course code EDUC6241Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores critical, media, visual, and digital literacies; and develops participants' skills in using digital imaging technologies across multiple screens (such as the cinema, computer, iPad or tablet, and mobile phone screens). It aims to build a thorough knowledge of the pedagogical and production processes involved in the implementation of collaborative digital video production projects within the primary or high school classroom. Practical skills and pedagogical approaches are addressed at a 2-Day residential school.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

1. knowledge and understanding of critical media literacy, visual literacy, and film grammar;
2. a capacity to use a range of digital screen technologies;
3. a capacity for understanding and engaging in the process of filmmaking and film study in the classroom;
4. a capacity for understanding and engaging in collaborative project based learning approaches.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:

- Frameworks for critical, digital, visual, and screen media literacies
- Teaching film appreciation and story development (incl. narrative structure, plot elements, and film genre)
- Teaching film grammar (composition, framing, sequencing, transitions), storyboard development, and cinematography
- Practical skills in digital video production and non-linear digital video editing using computer, iPad or tablet, and mobile phone technologies
- Principles for making collaborative project-based learning effective in primary and high school classrooms
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6041
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil. Participants do NOT need to have studied video production previously. The course will teach them what they need to know to complete assignments successfully.
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Film ScreeningShort screen literacy analysis task/s.
ProjectsCollaborative screen media video production task (Completed at residential school).
ProjectsScreen media education reflection task.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6241