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Media studies extended project first lesson

  1. 1. Media studies extended project <br />Your media studies research project for research, analysis, evaluation and independent study. <br />
  2. 2. Why?<br />To learn and promote research skills in media<br />To consider and evaluate your learning style<br />To produce information that can be used to teach others<br />To work independently and collaboratively <br />To research, analyse and evaluate <br />To research the wider area of media studies and its impact <br />This will help you prepare for the research aspect of your exam next year <br />
  3. 3. The briefs <br />Film<br />The news<br />Computer games<br />Online communities/social networks <br />
  4. 4. What will I be doing? <br />Film<br /> <br />A project that looks at an area of the medium of film <br />(Not the horror genre) <br /> For example <br />The study of how the British films have developed over time<br />The study of a famous director <br />A specific Hollywood film studio <br />The study of a film genre (not horror) and how it is produced, developed, marketed and received by the audience <br />The effect of piracy and new media technology on the film industry <br />The importance of celebrities in selling a film (Stars) <br />The development of the film industry within society <br />Narrative and character theory in films <br /> <br />
  5. 5. The briefs<br />The News- Paper based/ TV/Internet <br />For example: <br />Looking at the popularity of online news<br />The history of newspapers<br />Discussing TV based news <br />Promoting ideologies within the news<br />Privacy laws/invasion of privacy <br />Truth and protection for the audience<br />Journalism/ grass roots journalism <br />Press coverage of celebrities <br />
  6. 6. The briefs <br />Computer games <br />For example:<br />Online gaming and enjoyment <br />Considering the dangers of violent games<br />Certification and protection for the audience <br />Narrative and characters within <br />The development of computer games over time<br />Marketing of computer games <br />
  7. 7. The briefs <br />Online communities and social networks <br />For example: <br />Why people use them (uses and gratifications) <br />The danger s of online communities <br />Research into the growth of online social networking sites<br />How these sites make their money/marketing<br />Invasion of privacy<br />
  8. 8. What might I do for my enquiry question? <br />We will be doing the brief for online communities/social networking site and we will be focusing on how the audience use online communities in their lives. <br />We will be looking at the brief for film focusing on the rise of the Hollywood company universal studios <br /> <br />We will be looking at the brief for the news and researching how celebrities are reported across a range of news. <br />We will be looking at how piracy and new media technology has impacted the film industry <br />
  9. 9. How many lessons will I have <br />10 class lessons <br />Home learning and independent work<br /> Within each brief you will also need to consider the four key media areas <br />Media Language: forms and conventions<br />Institution<br />Audience<br />Representation<br />
  10. 10. What will be the outcome? <br />At the end of the 10 class sessions you will be presenting the findings of your research project to the class. <br />You will show that you started with an enquiry question which you have answered <br />
  11. 11. How can I present my project? <br />your own blog <br />a wix<br />A power point<br />Photos/filming<br />prezi<br />
  12. 12. Tasks<br />1. Decide the group that you wish to work with <br />2.What kind of learner you are? <br />Complete the PLTS skills self assessment sheet. <br />3.Complete the sheet and consider the types of learners that you have in your group. <br /> <br />4.Highlight the strengths and types of learners within your group<br /> <br />5.In light of this consider the roles you may take on within the group and the skills that you have. <br /> <br />6. Identify and be aware of the learning types that you may not be as strong in and try to take on some of these roles within your group. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />