Developing Literacy: A Journey from Still Image to Film (FutureLearn)

Developing Literacy: A Journey from Still Image to Film (FutureLearn)
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Developing Literacy: A Journey from Still Image to Film (FutureLearn)
Learn to use still and moving imagery to develop literacy skills, with this online course for teachers, in association with Tate. Discover inspiring ways to help develop literacy using still and moving images. Recent research has shown that using still and moving images in the classroom can have a sustainable, positive impact on young people’s literacy skills.

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On this course, specially designed for teachers, you will learn how to use images, including images of the self (‘selfies’), to create extended writing, creative narrative, poetry and pupil made films and animations.

You will explore a range of lesson activity ideas, get access to resources that you can use straightaway in your lessons, and get advice and insights from film education experts at Into Film.



What topics will you cover?

- How to analyse still and moving images using key frameworks

- How to use still and moving images as a catalyst for extended writing

- How to use basic filmmaking and animation as a tool for attainment

- Exploring the history of imagery

- Creating poetry through imagery

- Making a short film using still images

- Animating and annotating an image-of-the-self (selfie)


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Apply your knowledge of visual storytelling to aid students’ analytical and literacy skills

- Apply your knowledge of frame composition, such as camera shots, angles and movement, to inspire your students to create extended writing

- Produce a range of curricular focused short films and animations with your class

- Design in-class filmmaking projects to improve literacy attainment



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This course is designed for teachers and educators who would like to develop their student’s reading and writing.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.