The Media Teacher's Book Paperback – 27 Jan 2006
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It is written in an accessible and personal style which makes it v readable, giving lots to think about. It's also illustrated by references to a variety of academic perspectives and educational contexts/experience (and it's the latter that I think makes it especially relevant and distinguishes it from other similar books on media education and pedagogy).
(Vivienne Clark - OCR Discussion Board 2006-03-20)
'There are loads of lively lesson activities which will surprise many, but having tried a few already - they work!'(Pete Fraser 2006-06-01)
A one-stop shop for media teachers, this is a valuable resource for use with any specification.See all Product Description
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From video games to texting in the classroom, this book offers an approach to media education which builds on the work of David Buckingham and Jenny Grahame and tackles head-on the attitude that simply bemoans the underperforming student's reluctance to learn. Julian suggests the academic/vocational divide is more or less a myth in media teaching and looks to a different kind of classroom approach.
This book may shake you up and you may not agree with it all, but it's signalling a rapid move in the right direction.
The style of the book is engaging and highly readable, and certianly reads far better than any ''text' books for teacher training that I have encountered.
McDougall's passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of both the discipline and educational theory and practice shine through all areas of this book.
This book neatly wraps together 'how to' teach sections with a wide variety of lesson ideas together with thorough background knowledge of the topic areas that form the media specs.
For any new to teaching media and indeed for people with soem and lots of experience, this is a very valuable read. This is a book that celebrates the discipline rather than kow-towing to the received 'wisdom' that studying the media is something that can be done in your sleep and should be heartily welcomed for that.
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