The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6041. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6041 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6241.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


The 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


This course replaces EDUC6041. If you have successfully completed EDUC6041 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Project: Reading the Screen

Project: Producing a Film for the Small Screen

Written Assignment: Screen Media Education Reflection Essay

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial is conducted as a two-day residential school.