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
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
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.