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There is a need in Media Studies, like all social sciences and critical subjects, to engage with theory and students should be encouraged to do so in their work. Using a theory is an effective way of a student demonstrating their understanding of the topic under discussion, adding weight to their arguments and undeniably lending gravitas to their answer. A key requirement in a successful Media Studies response is also to provide evidence of the validity of the arguments...[ read full article ] »
Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Theory, Representation Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans
Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions
“I will be analysing my music video which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Advanced Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied representation in existing music videos such as Doug Walker’s low production value British independent ‘The Mystery’, Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed a Girl’, Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s ‘Telephone’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’, and Jay-Z and Alicia...[ read full article ] »
Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Collective Identity, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Theory, Representation Theory, Admin, iTraining, Templates
- Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx
NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.
Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing Representation in the Media
This lesson would be an early introduction, in the first 2-4 weeks of AS to Representation as an area of study, fundamental to all Media Studies specifications. As such, it can be tailored to any exam board e.g. OCR G322 study could focus...[ read full article ] »
Identity and age is a broad topic for study with youth identity a much debated and analysed area focussing on Gauntlett’s prosumer, interactivity using web 2.0 and the representation of the self through social media platforms, creating online identities and user generated content. Cultural identities of old age however have become a marginalised area of representation study and potentially in the media are still victim to hegemonic cultural...[ read full article ] »
With AQA’s new ‘Identities’ topic, it is worth stressing from the outset the similarities and differences with Representations in the Media – the use of representation is a process for constructing identity and in this regard, a representation or representations can lead to a collective identity. This resource attempts to explore the concepts of ‘Britishness’ or British National Identity by studying a range of media texts, across a number of media platforms but...[ read full article ] »
The pre-set topics for examination in June 2015 onwards are The Impact of New and Digital Media and Identities in the Media. It is advised by AQA that teachers must ensure that students are engaged in studying both of these topics to enable them to answer the questions in Section A and one question in Section B.
AQA (2014) advises that the new MEST 3 pre-set topic of Identities and the Media incorporates aspects of representation, audience and new and digital media. It...[ read full article ] »
Changing Representations in the Media is an area of study fundamental to every Media Studies specification and is a core concept – it is inextricably linked to evolving digital technology. We offer interactive, full or half day workshops, bespoke to your exam board covering a range of media forms and theoretical approaches.
- A 3 Hour Half Day course costs from £300
- A 6 Hour Full Day course costs from £450
- Travel and printing fees are also...
Representations change and evolve and none more so than the representation of gender. This resource specifically explores the representation of femininity. In 2013 - the 21st century, the digital age audiences could expect to see distinct moves away from old fashioned, traditional patriarchal culture and the embracing of a much more pluralistic understanding of gender representation but as David Gauntlett stated, “identity is complicated, everyone’s got one”.
Gender...[ read full article ] »
Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Theory, Gender Theory, Representation Theory, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages
MEST3 Critical Perspectives
MEST4 Research and Production
2012 Section B Topics: Representation and New Digital Media (3 Media Platforms) - 30 Week Scheme of Work
- AQA A Level Media Studies Overview
- 2012 AQA A2 Media Studies SOW.doc
- Analysing Text, Stimulus Material - Audiences
- Regulation and Censorship
- Critical Investigation - Viral Marketing
- Skills Development - Planning and Production
- Representation of Masculinity
- Digital Media Technologies
- Representation Theory Simplified Handout.doc
The media literally re-presents the world to us. Dominant and oppositional arguments conflict e.g. on one hand the media is showing us how things actually are, on the other hand they are telling us how things should be (dictating representations, not just reflecting society).
The main representations we study in the media are:
- Social Class
- Race and Ethnicity
- National Identity...