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Film Education sessions at NATE conference 2012

Event information

Film Education offered two workshops and a seminar session at this year's annual NATE conference. The theme of this year's conference was 'English: the subject of discussion'.  The conference took place at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel in York and ran from Friday June 29, 2012 to Sunday July 1, 2012.

Film Education's sessions were as follows:

Workshops - Friday 29 June, 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm:

Screenscrawls - Julie Green (suitable for KS1 and KS2) This workshop used film as the focus to encourage reluctant writers to engage with a visual text in order to produce more effective an engaging written work, Delegates learnt about key concepts, explore a pedagogic style that encourages learners to respond to a film clip and use clips as a catalyst for group writing

Shakespeare/performance/film - Ian Wall (suitable for KS4) Using the new GCSE specifications as a starting point, delegates explored the ways in which film directors have interpreted Shakespeare on screen. Delegates then explored the concepts further through creating their own 'film scenes' using pre-filmed sequences from one act of Romeo and Juliet.

Seminar - Friday 29th June, 4.30pm-5.30pm:

Teaching transformed texts: clip-based approaches for the classroom - Emma Bull (suitable for KS3) This session offered delegates accessible approaches to a range of film clips. With extracts from classic film versions to more recent adaptations, specially selected for use with ages 11-14, delegates engaged with activities that exercise and extend students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking skills.

Previous Attendees

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Alex Denovan

Basingstoke College of Technology

"Thanks for a great 5 days. Best training I've had."


Photograph of a Film Education workshop, showing Film Education trainer working with delegates

Our training events focus on giving teachers information and guidance on using film in education. Alongside the digital video training we offer nationwide, we also organise regional INSET days, which can help teachers with any level of experience get to grips with using film within the curriculum. Please contact us to enquire about CPD opportunities.