Media Education In Tikkurila Upper Secondary School

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Media Education In Tikkurila Upper Secondary School

  1. 1. Media education in Tikkurila Upper Secondary School, Finland Heli Toivonen [email_address] Tikkurilan lukio Vantaa, Finland Festival Di’Arts, Singapore, 7 September 2009
  2. 3. Finnish Upper Secondary School <ul><li>Students aged 16-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Three-year programme (min. 75 courses) </li></ul><ul><li>47-51 compulsory courses > the rest optional (including at least ten advanced courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Students compile their timetables from a list of over 1000 teaching groups in our school (or even some from other schools) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Media related courses in TILU <ul><li>” Cross curricular”: media are dealt with in many subjects (Finnish language & literature, foreign languages, History, Visual Arts etc) </li></ul><ul><li>36 special courses but not all of them are taught every single year </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.edu.vantaa.fi/tilu/opalvelut/ops05/viestinta.htm </li></ul><ul><li>a list of our media courses in Finnish  </li></ul>
  4. 5. General or specialized <ul><li>Optional courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing arts (eg theatre) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual arts courses (eg graphic design) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media courses (press, journalism, tv, radio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film (knowledge about film, film technology as well as actually making short films and animations) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Media – part of everyday life <ul><li>The idea of ”theory > exercises” is avoided </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn most efficiently by doing things themselves, from small tasks to bigger ones: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>real letters to the editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writing blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>film making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>film club: watching & analyzing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>musical and everything related to it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School magazine ”HÄLY” comes out three times a year </li></ul><ul><li>All school events except spring graduation: students are responsible for lights, sounds etc. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Media diploma <ul><li>A special national diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment by a subject teacher in our school and an outside expert in that field </li></ul><ul><li>Includes writing tasks (”media autobiography”, self evaluation, theoretical background) plus an extensive practical assignment. Some examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A study of light and time (photography) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A new appearance for the school magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light show for the school musical </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>” non scholae </li></ul><ul><li>sed vitae </li></ul><ul><li>discimus” </li></ul>
  8. 11. Closed environments on the net <ul><li>Fronter (learning environment): noticeboard, materials, hand-in folders etc https://fronter.com/vantaa/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wilma: grades, absences, tool for communication for both teachers, students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>https:// wilma.edu.vantaa.fi / </li></ul>
  9. 12. Language labs, computer classrooms <ul><li>Four computer classrooms with internet access as well as language lab facilities for studying foreign languages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>listening, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pronunciation practice, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practice for oral tests (especially IB students) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Computer classroom
  11. 14. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Kiitos! </li></ul>
  12. 15. Sources <ul><li>Contents & photographs ©heli.toivonen@vantaa.fi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Except arial photo of the school building ©Tikkurilan lukio, Vantaa, Finland </li></ul></ul>

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