Teaching Film, Television, and Media

Chapter 10: Intergrating Media into the English Curriculum

[10.1] Teaching Strategies for Interpreting and Constructing Media Texts

[10.2] Studying Film Adaptations of Literature and Theater

[10.2a] Different Modes of Adaptation

[10.3] Organizing the Curriculum Around Teaching Strategies for Interpreting and Constructing Media Texts

[10.3a] Comparing Differences in Experience of Different Types of Media

[10.3b] Interpreting and Producing Narratives

[10.3c] Interpreting Characters’ Actions, Beliefs, Agendas, Goals

[10.3d] Contextualizing Texts in Terms of Cultural and Historical Worlds

[10.3e] Defining Intertextual / Hyptertextual Connections Between Texts

[10.3f] Uses of Intertextuality in Language Use and Voices in Chat, Blogs, or MOOs

[10.3g] Judging Quality of Literary and Media Texts

[10.4] Designing Units

[10.4a] Techniques for Developing Units

[10.4b] Evaluation and Assessment of Learning

[10.5] References

Chapter 10

[10.1] Integrating Media Literacy into the English Curriculum

[10.1.1]This focus on organizing the curriculum around strategies is consistent with media literacy curriculum development throughout the world. For example, the Atlantic Provinces Education Foundation of the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, in their “Foundation for English Language Arts for the Atlantic Provinces” blueprint for English Language Arts education formulate three basic strands associated with media education.

For other Canadian media literacy curriculum:

[10.1.2] Ontario media literacy curriculum [ by grade level ] [10.1.3] British Columbia: Film and Television [ Grades 11/12 ]

[10.1.4] A British curriculum [ Roy Stafford (2001) ] is organized around certain concepts of “media language” — properties of texts, “genre,” “representation,” “institution” (control/ownership of production), and “audience.” This leads to questions such as the following:

[10.1.5, 10.1.6, 10.1.7] David Jonasson argues that learn to use technology tools — what he describes as “mindtools” should become central to learn how to solve problems and construct knowledge. See also, Mindtools Resource Page and Computers as Mindtools

[10.1.8] The Media Workshop

[10.1.9] The Integration of Technology Across the Middle School Curriculum

Lessons/units/syllabi on teaching film

[10.1.10] Interdisciplinary lesson plans [ by author and title]
[10.1.11] The Educators’ Network [ free sign up / units from different disciplines ]
[10.1.12] Teach with Movies [ ways of integrating movies into the curriculum ]
[10.1.13] Introduction to Media Studies [ course at University of Texas ]
[10.1.14] ScreenSite [ lots of college syllabi ]
[10.1.15] New Mexico Media Literacy Project
[10.1.16] The Media Literacy On-Line Project

[10.1.17] Media Education Foundation

[10.1.18] Center for Media Literacy

[10.1.19] Media Literacy Clearinghouse

[10.1.20] Media Channel

[10.1.21] Media Knowledge

[10.1.22] The Connecticut Media Literacy Project

[10.1.23] Media Working Group

[10.1.24] Media Awareness Network

[10.1.25] The Media and Communication Studies Page

[10.1.26] Project Look Sharp

For further reading on curriculum integration of media:

Adans, D. M., & Hamm, M. (2000). Media and literacy: Learning in an electronic Age—Issues, ideas, and teaching strategies. New York: Charles C Thomas.

Alvermann, D. (Ed.). (2002). Adolescents and literacies in a digital world. New York: Peter Lang.

Alvermann, D., Moon, J.S., & Hagood, M.C. (1999). Popular Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Researching Critical Media Literacy. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Barrell, B. R. C., Hammett, R. F., Mayher, J. S., &. Pradl, G. M. (Eds.). (2003). New traditions in subject English: Cross border perspectives. New York: Teachers College Press.

Barrell, B. R.C. (Ed). (2001). Technology, teaching and learning: Issues in the integration of technology. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises Ltd. (324 pages).

Brunner, C., & Talley, W. (1999). The new media literacy handbook: An educator’s guide to bringing new media into the classroom. New York: Anchor Books.

Buckingham, D. (2003). Media Education: Literacy, Learning, and Contemporary Culture. London: Polity Press.

Buckingham, D., & Sefton-Green, J. (1995). Cultural studies goes to school: Reading and teaching popular media. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.

Considine, D., & Haley, G. E. (1999). Visual messages: Integrating imagery into instruction: A teacher resource for media and visual literacy. Boulder, CO: Teacher Ideas Press.

Doggett, S., & Montgomery, P. K. (2000). Beyond the book: Technology integration into the secondary school library media curriculum. New York: Libraries Unlimited.

Farmer, L. S. J. (2001). Teaming with opportunity: Media programs, Community constituencies, and technology. New York: Libraries Unlimited.

Fleming, D. (2002). Media Teaching. London: Blackwell Publishers.

Goodwyn, A. (2003). English teaching and the moving image. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.

Hammett, R. F. & Barrell, B.R.C (Eds). (2002). Digital expressions, Cultural studies and technology. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

Hart, A., & Hicks. A. (2002). Teaching media in the English curriculum. New York: Stylus Publishing.

Kooy, M., Jansen, T., & Watson, K. (Eds.). (1999). Fiction, literature and media. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Krueger, E., & Christel, M. (2001). Seeing and believing: How to teach media literacy in the English classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Kubey, R. (Ed.). (2001). Media literacy in the information age: Current perspectives. New York: Transaction Publishers.

Loizeau, E. B., & Fraistat, N. (2002). Reimagning textuality: Textual studies in the late age of print. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Mackay, M. (2002). Literacies across Media: Playing the Text. London: Routledge, 2002.

Mayer, R. (2001). Multimedia learning. Cambridge University Press.

Pailliotet, A., & Mosenthal, P. (Eds.) (2000). Reconceptualizing Literacy in the Media Age. New York: JAI Press.

Richards, J. C., & McKenna, M. C. (Eds.). (2003). Integrating multiple literacies in K-8 classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ross, J. M. (2001). The groovy little youth media sourcebook: Strategies and techniques from the ListenUp Network. New York: Listen Up!

Semali, L. (2002). Transmediation in the classroom: A semiotics-based media literacy framework. New York: Peter Lang.

Semali, L., Kincheloe, J. L., Steinberg, S. R. (Eds.). (2001). Literacy in multimedia America: Integrating media across the curriculum. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

Tyner, K. (1998). Literacy in a digital world: Teaching and learning in the age of information. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Unsworth, L. (2001). Teaching multiliteracies across the curriculum: Changing contexts of text and image in classroom practice. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.


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