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Film Education: A User's Guide
Learn how to design and start your own film education programme
The BFI is a world leader in film education. On this course, you’ll discover why film education matters and learn how agencies across Europe have successfully advocated for film education.
From experienced and knowledgeable practitioners from the UK, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Greece and more, you’ll discover how to design, organise, and manage film education programmes for your learners or community.
You’ll learn from people working in prestigious film archives and festivals, those training teachers, and those running school-cinema programmes and film education NGOs.
- Rationales behind film education - why it matters
- Approaches to watching and choosing, analysing and making film - practices that work
- Case study on film education with pre-schoolers
- Practice in cinemas, festivals and archives
- National strategies and why they work
- How to evaluate the impact of film education
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the core and common rationales behind film education: why teachers and other educators think film education is valuable, and the arguments they use to advocate that value
- Explore the wide range of film education approaches that exist, and how they differ between countries, and between age groups and different sectors
- Identify how different cultures and education systems manage and promote film education, and how they evaluate its impacts and benefits
- Propose and advocate for film education programmes of your own, in your own country or setting
- Demonstrate a strong grasp of the key approaches to teaching about film, and how different skills like film analysis and production mutually enhance and support each other
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators working in the film or media education who are looking to broaden their knowledge and expertise, try out new ideas, and learn about great practice.
This course is also designed for policymakers, cinema and festival workers, archive educators, strategic bodies and agents who are looking for good practice and good examples of international film education.
This course is co-funded by the Creative European MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
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