Professional Learning

PL for Teachers of English and Media

On-demand courses

The charges for a one day course or 2 am/pm/twilight sessions are as follows:
£150 for one school
£200 for two schools
£300 for 3 or more schools or for a local authority

If more than one booking is received in a session then the first will be charged at the full price and subsequent courses will be reduced by £50.

All courses come with substantial digital resources.

Basic travel (i.e. diesel, train fare) and accommodation costs (if needed) will be charged.

Teaching National 4/5 Media
Target Audience: Prospective and current teachers/lecturers of SQA National Media.
Aims: The course will
1. Outline the theoretical and pedagogical background to teaching Media at National level
2. Relate teaching and learning to unit and course assessment requirements of National 4 Media
3. Relate teaching and learning to course assessment requirements of National 5 Media.

Teaching Higher Media
Target Audience: Prospective and current teachers/lecturers of SQA Higher Media
Aims: The course will
1. Outline the theoretical and pedagogical background to teaching Media at Higher level
2. Relate teaching and learning to internal assessment requirements of Higher Media
3. Relate teaching and learning to external assessment requirements of Higher Media.

Teaching the Role of the Media in Higher Media
The role of the media needs additional preparation from teachers.
Target Audience: Prospective and current teachers/lecturers of SQA Higher Media.
Aims: The course will
1. Present a News Corporation case study as a vehicle for teaching the role of the media
2. Exemplify the teaching approach through delivery of an integrated sequence of lessons
3. Relate teaching and learning to the external assessment requirements of Higher Media.

Topic-based Teaching of SQA Media
Target Audience: Prospective and current teachers/lecturers of SQA National Media.

Aims: The course will
1. Consider ways of integrating the delivery of National and Higher Media
2. Present concepts and teaching methods for using representation of migrant as a unifying topic
3. Apply the concepts to a range of media texts and institutional contexts.

Resources cover the full range of texts specifed in course documents: texts aimed at meeting users’ needs to be entertained, educated and/or informed and which are produced by a range of media companies whose aim is profit, promotion and/or public service: representation of migrants in the UK press, a Channel 4 documentary Europe's Immigration Disaster and Neill Blomkamp's 2009 SF mockumentary District 9.

Teaching Film Analysis for National 5 and Higher English
Target Audience: Teachers of English who would like to prepare students for the Film and Television Drama questions in the Critical Reading papers.
Aims: The course will
1. Outline the critical terminology for film analysis.
2. Illustrate film analysis through a case study of a film.
3. Outline the steps required to prepare a film analysis case study.

Teaching English using Media Contexts
Target Audience: Teachers of English who would like a basic introduction to the teaching of media texts for CfE/SQA English from S1-Higher.
Aims: The course will
1. Outline a general multimodal approach to media texts
2. Illustrate ways of analysing and evaluating a range of media texts
3. Outline ways in which pupils can plan and create media texts.

Customised CPD
Deep Learning offers day’s one-to-one PL in media-related topics for English and Media courses customised to your needs. The cost of this is £150 plus basic travel and accommodation costs (if required). Contact Rick Instrell for enquiries.

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