Introduction<br />	You have 2 minutes to draw a picture of yourself.<br />
	What you have just completed is a representation of yourself.<br />	This is the key concept that underpins our study of m...
Deconstruction<br />	Swap your picture with someone else.  That person will now offer a deconstruction of that representat...
How can representations in photographs be constructed?<br />(What creative options does the photographer have?)<br />
Task 1:<br />Your group will be given a headline and a camera.  Use your camera to convey the headline through image alone...
Students achieve best exam results on record<br />Students achieve worst exam results on record<br />Bullying on the incre...
Task 2:<br />View each other’s images and write down:<br />What you think the headline could be<br />How young people have...
Task 3:<br />	There are some problems with representation:<br />PROBLEM 1: INTERTEXTUALITY<br />Watch the opening of Shrek...
Task 4:<br />	There are some problems with representation:<br />PROBLEM 2: MEDIA INFLUENCE<br />	If media texts influence ...
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Introduction to Representation

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Introduction to Representation

  1. 1. Introduction<br /> You have 2 minutes to draw a picture of yourself.<br />
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  3. 3. What you have just completed is a representation of yourself.<br /> This is the key concept that underpins our study of media texts this year.<br />
  4. 4. Deconstruction<br /> Swap your picture with someone else. That person will now offer a deconstruction of that representation, focussing on:<br />WHY you think the creator has chosen to represent him or herself in this way (think beyond the obvious and explore alternative reasons)<br />Think of HOW audiences could respond to this text. Think of at least two different responses.<br />
  5. 5. How can representations in photographs be constructed?<br />(What creative options does the photographer have?)<br />
  6. 6. Task 1:<br />Your group will be given a headline and a camera. Use your camera to convey the headline through image alone. Think about the tone and emotional impact that you think the headline should carry.<br />
  7. 7. Students achieve best exam results on record<br />Students achieve worst exam results on record<br />Bullying on the increase<br />School wins victory over bullying<br />Students are wealthier than 20 years ago<br />3/4 of local students live in poverty<br />Smartphones blamed for poor student performance<br />Uproar as school bans mobile devices<br />Student found guilty of murder<br />Student hits the jackpot<br />
  8. 8. Task 2:<br />View each other’s images and write down:<br />What you think the headline could be<br />How young people have been constructed/represented in the image.<br />
  9. 9. Task 3:<br /> There are some problems with representation:<br />PROBLEM 1: INTERTEXTUALITY<br />Watch the opening of Shrek 2. How many intertextual reference can you identify?<br />Broadly speaking, how may intertextuality affect a representation?<br />
  10. 10. Task 4:<br /> There are some problems with representation:<br />PROBLEM 2: MEDIA INFLUENCE<br /> If media texts influence real life? How may this affect a representation?<br /> (See a description of Stuart Hall’s theory in Dan Laughey’sMedia Studies reader)<br />

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