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AMES e-Newsletter No 4 May 2014

Download AMES e-Newsletter May 2014.

AMES Conference, Imagining Scotland, 31 May 2014

Around 60 people attended the conference at Forth Valley College, Stirling. Conference flyer.

Presentation on AMES activities.

Handout for Roy Stafford's session on Sunshine on Leith.

PowerPoint resentation for Rick Instrell's session on Mapping Media & Society in SQA Media.

Further downloadable presentations from the keynote and other workshops (Kyle Hardie on the 'Scotland Welcomes the World' tv ad campaign, Mike Tait on using short film in the classroom) are available to AMES members.

Scottish Film Sector Summit

EIFF and Edinburgh College of Art are hosting the Scottish Film Sector Summit on Wednesday June 18th and the morning of Thursday 19th June.  The summit will be discussing the future of film in Scotland.  See the May Newsletter for further details.. AMES members who would like to attend should email their interest to AMES.

Film/Moving Image Qualification

AMES would like to approach SQA with a view to developing National/Higher qualifications in Film/Moving Image. We need to persuade SQA that there is a demand. If your school or college would be interested in this development please complete the online survey.

Into Film Scotland Launch 24 April 2014

The Scottish launch of Into Film took place at St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow. This is a partnership between Into Film, Creative Scotland, Education Scotland and the Scottish Film Consortium (a grouping of Scottish RFTs). Other partners,including AMES, will be drawn into the project as it develops. This should be the most important development in Scottish film education but as Creative Scotland's Scott Donaldson pointed out, we have been here before: see the Scottish Film Council report on Film and Television Study at School from April 1960.

Links Page Updated

Check out our links page which has been updated and dead links removed. You are bound to find resources you didn.t know existed. If you have resource you think we should add email us. Recent additions are the Into Film website and the Glossary of Multimodal Terms.

Media Education Journal 55

MEJ 55 was published in May. There are articles on film (Sunshine on Leith, Don't Look Now) and reviews of books on quality television and Dr Who. Plus lots more ...

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

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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

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AMES is a registered Scottish Charity: number SC029408


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