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As delivered at Inaugural Film and Media Conference, July 12th 2011. Institute of Education, University of London

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  • Feedback on Film/Media EducationFilm Programme, TUT. Date: March 17th 2011Dr. Taylor. Year 1. Subject: Theory & Criticism. Focus: South African Cinema Number in class: 40, number in sample: 36

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  • Alan Taylor
    TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    African Identities,Panel London Film and Media Conference, 4pm - 6pm,. July 12th, 2011 Institute of Education, University of London
  • TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    Visual Literacies in South Africa:
    The Challenge for Media Education Across the Curriculum
    Professor. Dr. Alan Taylor.
    Based on earlier MA in Media Education (University of London) and ‘training the teacher’s’ workshops as led for the Media Education Across the Curriculum initiative, Berlin, 2008. (Armin Hottman)
    http://about.me/kinowords
  • On behalf of…
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  • With Panel Colleagues
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    Lyndon Way (Turkey)
    Somalis, Somali Pirates and FoeignPowers, Media Identities in BBC on-line News
    Julie Reid (SA)
    New Historical Film and Issues of National identity in Post-Colonial Africa and post-apartheid South Africa
  • OVERVIEW
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    Contexts
    Media Education Overview on Initiatives
    The Film Programme, Tshwane
    Final Round
  • SOUTH AFRICA 2011
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    President’s State of the Nation Address, Feb 11th 2011
    81% SA electrified
    Murder rate declined 8,6%
    15 million obtain social grants from the state
    9 Billion Rand job creation initiative
    Conversion to digital
    Teachers, Textbooks and Time
  • National Curriculum Statement
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    “…to develop the full potential of all learners as citizens of a democratic South Africa…literate, numerate and multiskilled…to participate in society as a critical and active citizen”
  • The KHA RI Mass Literacy Campaign 1
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    6,1 Billion Rand
    Launched February 2008
    4,7 million to achieve basic literacy skills by 2010
  • The KHA RI Mass Literacy Campaign 2
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    1. Writing my name
    2. Filling in a form
    3. Readings signs and words
    4. Reading aloud.
    5. Telling the time…
    10. Writing a letter to the minister
    18. Reading for information
    To “alphabetize” 4,7 million adult illiterates by end of 2012
    To declare SA free of illiteracy
    Reduce by at least 50% by 2015
  • 2. MEDIA EDUCATION OVERVIEW
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    EXAMPLES
    UNESCO
    Stellenbosch University
    National Qualifications (Matriculations)
  • English Language Higher Grade, paper 2, 2010
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  • FILM PROGRAMME, 1
    Founded 1971, Jamie Uys
    South Africa TV starts 1974
    Pretoria Technicon to Tshwane University of Technology, 2004
    Accredited by Council Higher Education Quality Committee
    National Diploma Film and Television - B-tech/M-tech
    40 students limit First Year
    Practical modules across all technical areas
    Compulsory Theory - South African Cinema, Film Analysis, Mavericks and Independent Cinema
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  • TEACHING…LEARNING ????
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  • FILM PROGRAMME, 2
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    Core Questions
    1. Informal introductions to film, tv study…?
    2. What technical facilities were available…?
    3. What formal tests did you sit?
    4. What level of preparation for current course?
  • School background
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  • Year 1 Media Education pre-university
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  • FINAL ROUND
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    2011 national Literacy and numeracy study, Grades 1-7
    35% literacy
    28% numeracy
    “…precisely because the critical skills of literacy and numeracy are fundamental to further education and achievement in the worlds of both education and work”. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
  • TO DO
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    1. The profession of teaching AS a profession
    2. National Examinations need to adjust to 21st century
    3. Not just workbooks
    4. Across the Curriculum?
    Teacher Training
    Shuttleworth, July 2008
    New paradigms of pedagogy for new teachers
    and Curricular Designers
  • THE LONG ROAD
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  • … thank-you
    Alan Taylor
    • Verifier, Council Higher Education, South Africa
    • Lecturer, Film Theory, & Production
    • Member, Oxford Education Society
    • Book Author
    • SpeakerInvite, Not Just Fred and Ginger, European Association Dance Historians, London, Oct 2011
    • http://about.me/kinowords
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  • AUDIENCE
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    Discussion Session
    Lyndon….Somalis, Identities, BBC
    Reid…Issues of National Identity
    Taylor…Media Literacies
    * REPRESENTATION * OWNERSHIPS * NEW MEDIA * * CURRICULAR * NARRATIVES * AUDIENCES *
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