The Use of Film across the Curriculum
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Monster House 2006
‘Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.’
The recent Schools White Paper – ‘The Importance of Teaching’, published by the Department of Education, stated that, ‘Children should expect to be given a rich menu of cultural experiences.’
The Henley Review supports this premise and explores how this might be achieved. It is refreshing that he recognises that film and the moving image can have a wide impact within education.
‘The vision for Cultural Education…which I outline as a result of this Review, embraces the gaining of knowledge, the development of understanding and the acquisition of skills. (Henley Review 2012)
The work which has been done over the past three years by Film:21st Literacy has culminated in a report , ‘Making the Case for Film’ in which they highlight the impact on learning, behaviour and the access to cultural activities for children and young people across the U.K.
Some clear messages have emerged that film is about learning. it engages young people and can be used across the entire curriculum. That film teaches young people many skills which enhance critical, cultural and creative abilities.
The links below lead to a range of examples and suggestions for use of film in subjects across the curriculum. This part of the website will be a resource of starting points and ideas. There will be resource packs to follow which go into greater depth and will be available from this website from September 2012.
Modern Foreign Languages