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Teaching Literacy Through Film
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Discover inspiring ways to improve literacy using film
Recent research has shown film can be a powerful tool to help improve children’s reading and writing. It can also be used to develop a range of abilities - decoding, inference and analysis - as well as expanding creativity and improving vocabulary. In this online course, you’ll find out how you can help your students learn with film, with advice and insights from film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film.
- How to analyse film using key frameworks
- How to use film clips as a catalyst for extended writing
- How to create strong narratives through story mountains and storyboarding
- How to use basic filmmaking as a tool for attainment
- How to use basic filmmaking as a tool for assessment
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...
- Apply knowledge of using visual storytelling to aid students’ analytical skills
- Apply knowledge of sound to aid pupils' visualisation and interpretation skills
- Apply knowledge of frame composition, such as camera shots, angles and movement, to create extended writing
- Learn how filmmaking can be used as a tool for assessment and attainment
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators who would like to improve their student’s reading and writing, although parents or anyone with an interest in developing young people’s literacy will also benefit from the approaches that are explored throughout the course.
Get a taste of this course
Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: