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Creative Scotland Film Sector Review
On June 13, AMES has submitted a response to the Creative Scotland Film Sector Review. The full submission should be of interest to all Scottish media teachers. A shorter document lists AMES' 10 recommendations to Creative Scotland regarding screen education,
Download AMES Submission to Creative Scotland’s Film Sector Review.
Download AMES Ten Recommendations for Creative Scotland’s Film Sector Review.
AMES Membership Appeal Success
We asked conference delegates to support AMES by taking out subscriptions. We are pleased to report that we have had a 34% increase in membership since 1 June! Thanks to all new members as well as loyal subscribers. We will reward you over the summer holidays by adding materials to the member's only Resources section.
AMES Conference 2013
Over 70 people gathered at Stirling's Forth Valley College for what appears to have been a stimulating and successful day. Two presentations from the day can be downloaded below:
Roy Stafford on Analysing a Serial Drama: Borgen
Rick Instrell on Teaching Comic Strips
Handouts for Brave and Homeland are available to members only (click on the Resources button above). There are also new materials on Die Hard from Steve James.
Join AMES now to access the full set as well as back issues of the Media Education Journal.
Media Education Journal 53
MEJ 53 was published in June 2013. This issue includes an article on Quality TV by Janet McCabe, one of the keynote speakers at this year's AMES conference. As well as the usual reviews section there are articles on the development of the SQA Media course, US and Danish serial drama, film education in Europe and an analysis of two scenes from Once Upon a Time in the West. For details on how to obtain a copy or subscribe click here.
AMES Newsletter March 2012
The latest newsletter contains articles on AMES 2013 conference, the BFI 5-19 Film Education scheme, AMES CPD, AMES 2012 Hugo event and teaching materials on the computer game L.A.Noire. It also contains news of AMES subscription changes.
AMES Position Paper
In 2011 we published a paper "Breaking Barriers: Multimodal and Media Literacy in the Curriculum for Excellence". This is a statement of where we believe media fits into the new curriculum and is essential reading for all media (and non-media) teachers. It has received wide circulation to LTS, SQA, HMIE, Creative Scotland, FE colleges, all local authorities and independent schools. Download PDF of position paper.
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