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 INTRODUCING TV (AND FILM) INTO THE CLASSROOM: THE "WHY" AND THE "HOW"

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who want to improve their teaching and enhance it with making use of film and cinema (including TV). The course will focus on theoretical background and practical use of films in the curriculum and teaching as well as on the opportunities for creating new teaching and learning resources through a variety of films. This is not a course on history of cinema as art, but a course on using (the art of) films in education, foremost across the curriculum. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know the theoretical background as well as go through a series of practical exercises in order to develop skills for use of films in their teaching (the main emphasis being on cinema films). A strong focus will be on a systematic procedure of producing good learning scenarios and lesson plans for bringing films into the classroom.

Outcomes
  • Understand the role and shapes of media in education of the 21st century.

  • Understand how film of various kinds can enhance learning in general

  • Understand how the use of films engages learners in inquiry-based learning and improve learners’ self-directed learning skills.

  • Understand benefits of the use of films like: developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Enhancing professional skills through designing qualitative learning scenarios and plans.

  • Exercise creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of film watching in school.

  • Improve English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promote intercultural awareness.

  • Develop the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthen the European collaboration among people using the common cultural heritage of cinema.

  • Provide insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to the use of film in educational contexts (not only schools)

  • Pedagogical framing of film usage

  • Exercises and case studies

  • ​Online resources for teachers

  • Online platforms for collaboration eTwinning, School Education Platform

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to the use of film in educational contexts (not only schools)

  • Pedagogical framing of film usage

  • Analytical review of how to write learning scenarios based on films

  • Workshops

  • Exercises and case studies

  • ​Online and other resources for teachers

  • Online tools for collaboration on projects around video production and video education, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

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