AS Lesson 12 - Disability

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AS Level, Media. Lesson focussing on representation of disability in the media.

AS Level, Media. Lesson focussing on representation of disability in the media.

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  • 1. ive: ject Ob ing a rn Le T o un disa derst and bilit rep how ies r es ent are ed i n th em ed ia
  • 2. List… • Mindmap or list all the different types of disabilities you can think of.
  • 3. Definition of disability • Disability is a lack of ability relative to a personal or group standard or norm. In reality there is often simply a spectrum of ability. • e.g.: Physically and mentally disabled, Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Short term and long term disability, cognitive disability…
  • 4. Can you think of any recent programs or films you have watched that contain any disabled characters? How were they represented?
  • 5. e re l St sua U es : typ o Pitiable and pathetic; sweet and innocent; a miracle cure The Elephant Man
  • 6. Victim or an object of violence Whatever happened to Baby Jane?
  • 7. Sinister or evil Dr Strangelove
  • 8. Atmosphere - curios or exotica in 'freak shows', and in comics, horror movies and science fiction
  • 9. 'Super-crip'/ triumph over tragedy/noble warrior Daredevil
  • 10. Laughable or the butt of jokes
  • 11. Having a chip on their shoulder/ aggressive avenger
  • 12. A burden/ outcast Mask
  • 13. Non-sexual or incapable of a worthwhile relationship Born on the Fourth of July
  • 14. Incapable of fully participating in everyday life The absence of disabled people from everyday situations, and not being shown as integral and productive members of society. When they are shown, the focus is on their impairments
  • 15. In pairs: How would you represent them using the micro elements? • Physically disabled: • Mentally disabled:
  • 16. Are these typical representations? Why?
  • 17. Are these typical representations? Why?
  • 18. Watch the following clip • Choose at least two micro elements • Write detailed notes on both • Be prepared to write at least 2 PEEs for each
  • 19. • Write a PEE for your chosen micro elements: • Point: Your area of representation • E.g. A typical representation of disability is shown as…. • Evidence: Your micro element • E.g. This is seen when…. • Explain: Linking the two • E.g. This demonstrates stereotypical representation of disabilities because… • This is/is not a true representation of disability because…
  • 20. SWAP answers Is their point accurate? Have they followed the PEE structure? Have they used lots of media terms? Have they linked their answer to the area of representation? • Have they written clearly? • • • • • Give one mark for each – Will you score 5/5???