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EIFF Film Summit 17 June 2015

The summit brings together all sectors of Scottish film incuding education.

The education panel will address the question: How do we ensure each schoolchild has access to appropriate and inspiring moving image education throughout all stages of their primary and secondary school careers?

Read AMES' summission.

Framework for Film Education

This key document, aimed at film educationists and policymakers throughout Europe, is launched on 19 July. To Scottish eyes it is very 'CfE-friendly' and should be a key resource for teachers arguing for coherent moving image education policies within their own schools.

Read A Framework for Film Education.

AMES Conference, Into Media, 13 June 2015

Roy Stafford's notes on The Hunger Games can be accessed here.

Other presentations from the conference can be accessed on the resources page.

Media Education Journal

MEJ 57 is out now. It includes Rick Instrell's article' Barriers and Thresholds in Learning Media Studies part 3'. Resources on related to this can be downloaded below.

Visualizations: figures to accompany article.
PowerPoint of original diagrams for article

Creative Industries Summer Schools, July 2015

S4 - S6 pupils across the Forth Valley region can get a hands-on introduction to the creative industries, with a summer school based around film making and the visual arts delivered at Forth Valley College’s, Stirling Campus.

Download details.

Film/Moving Image Qualification

AMES has SQA with a view to developing National/Higher qualifications in Film/Moving Image. We need to persuade SQA that there is a demand. So far 44 schools and 7 FE colleges have expressed an interest. If your school or college would be interested in this development please complete the online survey.

Why Join AMES?

The Association for Media Education in Scotland is a grassroots organisation set up by classroom teachers to promote media education on a national level while also providing support and advice to media teachers themselves.

AMES’ objectives are:

     • To promote media literacy
     • To support media teachers
     • To raise the status of media education

What is AMES and what does it stand for?

We need you to support us by joining the Association and taking part in its activities.


AMES is a registered Scottish Charity: number SC029408


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