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AMES Conference, Into Media, 13 June 2015

The 2015 AMES conference will take place at Forth Valley College Stirling on Saturday 13 June. We are delighted that Dr Amir Saeed of the University of Huddersfield will deliver the keynote address on Muslims in popular culture. Media teachers are usually experienced in teaching representations of gender and age but often steer away from tackling issues around ethnic identities and stereotypes. Amir argues for a progressive Islam centred on the inclusion of all disparaged minorities. As such goals are written into all school/college policies his address should give us much food for thought and action.

We also offer 15 stimulating workshops covering theory and professional practice. Primary, secondary and FE educators should be able to find something to suit their needs.

Download conference flyer.

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.

AMES e-Newsletter No 7 March 2015

Download AMES e-Newsletter April 2015.

Film/Moving Image Qualification

AMES will be approaching 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.

Media Education Journal 56

MEJ 56 was published in November. There are articles on moving image (The Bling Ring, Veronica Mars, M, Rhapsody in Blue) and reviews of books on quality television, Bill Forsyth, James Bond and lots more ...

Download a sample issue MEJ 50. For details on how to obtain a copy or subscribe click here.

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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