Proposal for
GCSE Media Studies
one-day film-making
     workshop
“Creativity is as
important in education
     as literacy.”




      Ken Robinson (2007) TED Talks: Do Schools Kill Creat...
Creativity is “the most
 important economic
  resource of the 21st
      Century”.



             Kaufman, J. and Beghett...
but . . .

“Something happens to
 our creativity as we go
 through the education
process; most of us lose
     touch with ...
so . . .

  How can creativity be
  encouraged within the
     restrictions of
      education?
Promoting Creativity in
  Media Studies and
Across the Curriculum
The aims of this project were:

• to observe Media Studies students during a film-making
  workshop with a view to gaining...
My research findings suggested, the most constructive
way to offer creative activities is to:

• allow students to have en...
In addition, previous research suggests:

• opportunities for creative activities must be made
  available regularly

• st...
therefore . . .

        I propose a
   one-day film-making
         workshop
 for GCSE Media Studies
      students which...
The immediate aim of this project is:

• to offer GCSE Media Studies students the opportunity to
  develop their creative ...
The benefits of the one-day creative workshop structure
are:

• supports Learning 2 Learn initiatives and Personal,
  Lear...
Proposed structure of the day:

8.30 – 8.45    Introduction and explanation of the day
8.45 – 9.30    Task One
9.30 – 2.30...
Film-making
                     part one




The aim of this task is to familiarise the students with
 the equipment and ...
Film-making
                   part two




 The aim of this task is to allow the students to be
creative but also to help...
The film-making tasks are designed to allow
students to develop their skills and then apply
         them in the subsequen...
Ivan, Oneil, Josh and Lemar
‘Black’, made during a one-day film-making workshop.
The creative process in action.
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Appendix 25 - Proposal

  1. 1. Proposal for GCSE Media Studies one-day film-making workshop
  2. 2. “Creativity is as important in education as literacy.” Ken Robinson (2007) TED Talks: Do Schools Kill Creativity? available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY
  3. 3. Creativity is “the most important economic resource of the 21st Century”. Kaufman, J. and Beghetto, R. (2009) Beyond big and little: the four C model of creativity in Review of General Psychology Vol. 13, No. 1, pp 1 - 12
  4. 4. but . . . “Something happens to our creativity as we go through the education process; most of us lose touch with it.” Anthony Browne, the current children’s laureate. (The Guardian 30.6.09)
  5. 5. so . . . How can creativity be encouraged within the restrictions of education?
  6. 6. Promoting Creativity in Media Studies and Across the Curriculum
  7. 7. The aims of this project were: • to observe Media Studies students during a film-making workshop with a view to gaining a greater understanding of their creative process • to offer students a structure for their own creative process with the view of improving the quality of practical work
  8. 8. My research findings suggested, the most constructive way to offer creative activities is to: • allow students to have enough uninterrupted time to work on the task • structure the project around several mini-deadlines, with feedback offered after each • offer a brief which does not too specifically state what needs to be done, allowing for some freedom of choice
  9. 9. In addition, previous research suggests: • opportunities for creative activities must be made available regularly • students need to know that the process is as important as the final product • students should be allowed to reflect upon their own creative process Claxton, G (2006) Thinking at the edge: developing soft creativity in Cambridge Journal of Education Vol. 36, No. 3, pp 351 – 362 Cowley, S (2005) Letting the Buggers be Creative (Continuum) Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996) Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention (Harper Perennial)
  10. 10. therefore . . . I propose a one-day film-making workshop for GCSE Media Studies students which addresses these points.
  11. 11. The immediate aim of this project is: • to offer GCSE Media Studies students the opportunity to develop their creative film-making skills and to gain a greater understanding of their own creative process The long term aim of this project would be: • to implement changes in how creative projects are offered to students and to disseminate the method across the curriculum, ultimately allowing students to develop transferable creative skills they can use in all subjects, Further Education and employment
  12. 12. The benefits of the one-day creative workshop structure are: • supports Learning 2 Learn initiatives and Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills • promotes the idea of being an adaptive learner • allows students to experience freedom within certain codes of behaviour and creativity within constraints • promotes a more responsible attitude towards self- managing • success at such a project could raise students’ self- esteem and improve their motivation to learn
  13. 13. Proposed structure of the day: 8.30 – 8.45 Introduction and explanation of the day 8.45 – 9.30 Task One 9.30 – 2.30 Task Two (including normal breaks) 2.30 – 3.00 Screening 3.00 – 3.30 Reflection and evaluation
  14. 14. Film-making part one The aim of this task is to familiarise the students with the equipment and basic media skills they will need.
  15. 15. Film-making part two The aim of this task is to allow the students to be creative but also to help them understand their own creative process by reflecting upon the ‘making of’ footage.
  16. 16. The film-making tasks are designed to allow students to develop their skills and then apply them in the subsequent tasks. The tasks also become progressively less structured to ease students into using their own creativity more. The purpose of the reflection and evaluation is to enable students to have time to think about what they have enjoyed or found challenging about the day and to set themselves targets for future practical coursework tasks.
  17. 17. Ivan, Oneil, Josh and Lemar
  18. 18. ‘Black’, made during a one-day film-making workshop.
  19. 19. The creative process in action.

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