FILM FICTION AND DESIRE IN EDUCATION

EDU3FFD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces and explores visual literacy, in particular filmand picture book representations, through the lens of education and contemporary culture. Students examine media literacy and popular culture around themes where these intersect: media representation of gender and identity. Students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills in cultural studies through readings, online discussions, film (video) screening and guest speakers. Individual and group projects provide the framework for looking at how visual texts position the reader through specific topics( cultural positioning of the'teacher', gender representation) and cultural practices. Students identify inaccurate visual stereo-types and develop message analysis skills though asking critical questions about the representation of (for e.g. gender) specific representations in popular culture.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGender and Pop Culture A Text-ReaderRecommendedTrier-Bieniek, A., & Leavy, P. eds. (2014)SENSE PUBLISHERS
ReadingsReading The Visual: An Introduction to Mulit Modal LiteracyRecommendedSerafini, F. (2014)TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the visual stereotypes represented in various media modalities and genres through a process of critical questioning.

Activities:
Online participation in webinars; online materials including PowerPoint lectures, relevant readings, online blog discussions.

02. Compare and contrast the role of Media literacy in representing social and cultural identity.

Activities:
Online participation in webinars; online materials including PowerPoint lectures, relevant readings, online blog discussions.

03. Critique how power and authority are reinforced through media representations, media literacy and popular culture.

Activities:
Online participation in webinars; online materials including PowerPoint lectures, relevant readings, online blog discussions.

04. Analyse the social and cultural messages emanating from different text forms of popular culture, including print and non-print messages.

Activities:
Online participation in webinars; online materials including PowerPoint lectures, relevant readings, online blog discussions.

05. Contribute to scholarly online discussions.

Activities:
Online participation in webinars; online materials including PowerPoint lectures, relevant readings, online blog discussions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Lord

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Webinars are recorded and available for viewing at any time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Tasks (1000 word equivilence)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Reflective Report (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Multimodal Analysis Project (2000-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04