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Teaching Video Games (Teaching Film and Media Studies)

In the past 40 years, videogames have become one of the most economically, socially and culturally significant form of popular media. As any player knows, videogames are rich, diverse experiences characterised by interactivity and immersiveness. However, they are often discussed only in terms of their potentially harmful effects. Teaching Videogames challenges common prejudices and outlines recent developments in the study of videogames. The guide considers methods for analysing the structures, asthetics, forms and modes of engagement, and issues of audience, creativity and sociality.

Table of contents: 

* Introduction: assessment contexts and schemes of work
* Ways to approach the study of video games
* Forms and conventions
* Audiences
* Institutions
* Analysing video games
* Case studies: Viewtiful Joe; GTA San Andreas; Halo 2; Buffy: Chaos Bleeds

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Barney Oram and James Newman

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2006

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# ISBN-10: 1844570789 # ISBN-13: 978-1844570782

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88 Pages

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What games have to teach us

This is an article from The Guardian by John Kirriemuir. He is an independent researcher and consultant who has a blog at http://www.silversprite.com.

Show us a story

Describing ways to use video in class - putting a focus on the respective product of the bfi.

Table of contents: 

Tasks of media pedagogy (media education)
The British Film Institute and moving image media education
Media pedagogy in the English curriculum
Media pedagogy in English schools
Moving image media education in primary schools
Moving image media education as perception training
Show us a story
Moving images in the classroom
Teaching with short movies
Story shorts and literacy
Starting Stories
Screening Shorts
Short movies in class

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Acrobat Reader

British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

Educational Games Research - Research and discussion concerning instructional video games

Educational Games Research Blog discusses topics related to academic research and media commentary concerning the use of video games in K-20 settings. It is maintained by John Rice, an educator, author and speaker specializing in educational technology and instructional gaming.

Vorbereitende Überlegungen zur Unterrichtspraxis IV, Video/Film

Interviews with experts about how to "teach film".

Table of contents: 

Gespräch mit Christine Dollhofer (Interview with C.D.)
Gespräch mit Stefan Kurowski
Gespräch mit Gustav Ernst
Further exercises
Allgemeine Überlegungen zur Unterrichtbarkeit vonVideo/Film (General considerations about teachability of video/film)

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Acrobat Reader

VIEWfinder

The magazine of the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), incorporating the Society for Screen-based learning

Table of contents: 

* Streaming vs Downloading
* Archaeology, Science and Costume Drama
* Davideon Project
* Film Education

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British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)

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2004

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ISSN 0952-4444

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27 pages

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Teaching for Understanding : A Guide to Video Resources

This book describes and illustrates recent videos portraying teaching practices that are consistent with the most recent research on learning and teaching and with professional standards. The guide serves effectively as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to the Theories of Learning and Teaching report and summary, for those who wish to use videos in support of instructional improvement and teacher professional development.

Table of contents: 

Section I: Overview of Types and Uses
Section II: Things to Keep in Mind
Section III: Resources and Research

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Judith W. Segal, Elizabeth J. Demarest, Andrea I. Prejean

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2006

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# ISBN-10: 0810611503# ISBN-13: 978-0810611504

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35 pages

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Look again

The guide includes advice on how to manage teaching and learning film in early years settings, classrooms and across the school, a model for learning progression, and an extensive list of further resources and resource providers.

Table of contents: 

Introduction
The case for Moving Image Education for 3–11 year-olds
Basic Teaching Techniques
Moving images and literacy
Founding Stage curriculum links
Moving Images across the curriculum
Managing teaching and learning
Becoming cineliterate
Resources
Glossary

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader

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British Film Institute Primary Education Working Group 2002-2003

Year

2003

ISBN

1-903786-11-8

Length

64 pages

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Center for Media Literacy (CML)

A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. The ultimate goal is to make wise choices possible.

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Center for Media Literacy (CML)

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up-to-date

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