This resource helps secondary teachers develop media literacy across the curriculum and features a CD-ROM that contains examples of high-quality student work drawn from case studies.

Teaching Horror: Interpretation as Digital Anatomy

Teaching horror: Interpretation as digital anatomy

This chapter looks at two examples of teaching film in the secondary classroom, from courses in horror film at Parkside over the past 15 years. Teaching film in schools should be uncontroversial: it is, after all, one of the great art forms of the twentieth century, and has been with us for over a hundred years. In fact, it has only secured a place as a university degree subject relatively recently; it has never gained a secure footing in schools in the UK, and is effectively an optional extra in English even now. In recent years in the UK the case for teaching film, as well as the moving image more broadly, has been ...

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