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Rob Miller | Monday September 30, 2013

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Welcome to MediaEdu’s Induction Resources and Activities – please find below a


approach introducing GCSE, AS and BTEC students to studying the Media. Schemes of Work and assessment deadlines are tight these days but there is always/should always be an Induction Week when the learners can grapple with the fundamentals of the subject.

What happens next?, media charades, hangman and decorating the classroom are tried and tested and still work but have a look below at ways of easing the students in to their year of study ahead.

Media Studies Quiz: There’s nothing like a quiz and our quiz (below) gives the students/pupils and early opportunity to talk about Music, Film, Radio, Television, Print Media, Video and Computer Games and Digital Media. Split the class into groups of 3 or 4 and see how the students get on.

  • Induction Media Studies Quiz.doc
  • Induction Media Studies Quiz Answers.doc

What is Media Studies?

Students appreciate an understanding of what the media actually is – think about starting a Media Studies course for the first time and someone asks you “What is the Media??.

Again, with group work (but a different group from the quiz) this research gives the students one double lesson to research what Media Studies actually is and return to make a 5-minute presentation with any audio-visual resources they choose.

Provide the students with the following secondary research sources:

  • http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2010/12/five-reasons-why-media-studies-is-a-great-subject/
  • http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/aug/22/media-studies
  • https://mediaknowall.com/blog/
  • http://jamesmichie.com/blog/2011/02/ceci-nest-pas-une-pipe-and-the-death-of-media-studies/
  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/category/c/the-case-for-media-studies/

Have technology available for those students who have taken the initiative and have prepared some form of audio-visual support but stress that this...

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