My revision focus is…Use P.E.E. structure – L3Improve my use of terminology / evidence – L3Improve my explanation – does the stereotype conform or subvert? – L4Use more analytical language – L4
What is disability and what different types ofdisability are there?
Learning ObjectiveUnderstand the different stereotypes of disability in TV DramaWrite a 2 x P.E.E.s on disabilityWrite 2 x P.E.E.s (one about editing) on disability
Disability in TV DramaPhysically Disabled / Disfigured – often shownas outsiders, unable to do normal thingsMentally disabled – Often shown as strange,odd, childlike, outsidersAble Bodies / Minded – often shown as “normal”and “ideal”
Examples of disabled characters in TV Drama Artie from Glee (in a wheelchair) Izzy from Coronation Street Spencer from Hollyoaks (wheelchair user) (learning disability)Tommy from Coming Down the Lizzie fromMountain (Down’s Syndrome) Emmerdale The entire cast of Cast Offs (variety) (deaf)
The Representation of DisabilityCharacters with disabilities are often portrayed in TV Dramas as being outsiders, strange, unable to do everyday activities, immature, weaker than “able bodied, able minded” characters, less attractive etc.Traditionally in films, villains were often given a disability or deformity to make them seem scarier or more evil. Although our association of disability with “evil” has since declined, society often still links disability to weakness and makes disabled characters objects to pity.
In pairs: How would you represent themusing the micro elements?Physically disabled:Mentally disabled:
Coming Down The Mountain BBC TV DRAMA2 viewings – first one make notes on differenceSecond viewing make notes on micro-elementsChoose at least two micro elementsWrite detailed notes on bothBe prepared to write at least 2 PEEs for eachCinematography Mise-en-sceneSound Editing
P.E.E.Point – introduce the Micro-elementEvidence – give evidence and use LOTS of terminologyExplain – does this conform to or subvert the stereotype? These are in the back of your revision guide!
Write a PEE for your chosen micro elements:SOUND Point: Your area of representation E.g. A stereotypical representation of disability is shown through the diegetic dialogue of Ben’s character. Evidence: Your micro element E.g. Ben comments ‘I like Weetabix’ in response to David’s annoyance about him finishing them. Explain: Linking the two E.g. This simplistic language used by Ben implies that he doesn’t share the complex emotional awareness of his brother. This therefore conforms to the stereotypical view of a mentally disabled person being less intelligent than an able-minded person.
SWAP answersIs 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???
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