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Introducing Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Monday September 15, 2014

Categories: Why Media Studies?, The Case for Media Studies

The following resource can be used for marketing purposes in schools and colleges for either introducing Media Studies or for approving additional courses.

Initially, before deciding on the specification and then promoting the subject content whether GCSE, BTEC First, A Level or BTEC Level 3 we would recommend you evaluate the following key questions, indicating Yes or No only when complete:

Introducing Media Studies Questionnaire.docx

Reasons to Take Media Studies - Key...

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Media Studies Voices »

Richard Gent | Tuesday December 06, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Understanding Media, Why Media Studies?, The Case for Media Studies

My Media Studies course is under threat. Could you direct me to some supporting evidence about how valuable the skills are that you learn as part of a great Media Studies course?

I could wax lyrical and in fact - have.  But there’s no substitute for other academics, journalists or resected articles that also prove a point or two.  I think all two often decisions makers read the Daily Mail and listen to the Today programme rather than considering the facts: Media Skills serve...

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Pro Media Studies Links & Resources »

Richard Gent | Monday December 05, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Understanding Media, Why Media Studies?, The Case for Media Studies

Articles & Organisations

  • In Defense of Media Studies | Caroline Bagshaw
  • MediaLit.org ~ Why Media Literacy is Important (range of articles)
  • Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media Literacy | Richard Beach & Frank W. Baker
  • ADM HEACADEMY.ac.uk (interesting stuff here about employability and learning styles)
  • Manifesto for Media Education
  • Media Studies Strikes Back
  • Skillset | Defining The Creative Industries
  • Gateway Media Literacy Partners
  • Cross Media Literacy Group | MediaEdu
  • ...
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In Defense of Media Studies »

Caroline Bagshaw | Monday December 05, 2011

Categories: Hot Entries, Understanding Media, iTraining, Templates, Staffroom, Why Media Studies?, The Case for Media Studies

Associated Resources

  • Defence of Media Studies.doc

This information is designed to be used to clarify questions concerning Media Studies. You will need to alter various sections to suit your centre.

How do we judge if a subject is easy or difficult? Condemnation of Media Studies reflects a fundamental confusion about its aims…

…If anything is a symptom of dumbing down, it is the willingness of politicians and pundits to pronounce on things they know nothing about. But why...

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