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

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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    • 1. 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
    • 2. 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
    • 3. On behalf of…
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 4. With Panel Colleagues
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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
    • 5. OVERVIEW
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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      Contexts
      Media Education Overview on Initiatives
      The Film Programme, Tshwane
      Final Round
    • 6. SOUTH AFRICA 2011
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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
    • 7. National Curriculum Statement
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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”
    • 8. The KHA RI Mass Literacy Campaign 1
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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      6,1 Billion Rand
      Launched February 2008
      4,7 million to achieve basic literacy skills by 2010
    • 9. The KHA RI Mass Literacy Campaign 2
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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
    • 10. 2. MEDIA EDUCATION OVERVIEW
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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      EXAMPLES
      UNESCO
      Stellenbosch University
      National Qualifications (Matriculations)
    • 11. English Language Higher Grade, paper 2, 2010
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 12. 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
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 13. TEACHING…LEARNING ????
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 14. FILM PROGRAMME, 2
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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?
    • 15. School background
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 16. Year 1 Media Education pre-university
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 17. 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
    • 18. 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
    • 19. THE LONG ROAD
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 20. … thank-you
      Alan Taylor
      • Verifier, Council Higher Education, South Africa
      • 21. Lecturer, Film Theory, & Production
      • 22. Member, Oxford Education Society
      • 23. Book Author
      • 24. SpeakerInvite, Not Just Fred and Ginger, European Association Dance Historians, London, Oct 2011
      • 25. http://about.me/kinowords
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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    • 26. AUDIENCE
      TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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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 *
    • 27. TAYLOR/KINOWORDS Film & Media London, July 2011 / Pics, Film Convocation TUT, May 2010
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