Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES)

Covers of first four MEJs

AMES eNewsletter November 2018

The November newsletter includes report on SQA meeting, the Committee, Into Film Film Festival and useful links.

AMES Annual Report

The 2018 AMES Annual Report can be read here.

National 5 Media Posters

N5 Media Poster AMES has produced 2 colourful large (A1) classroom posters for the revised National 5 Media. One covers the 4 media content key aspects; the other covers the 3 contextual key aspects. Cost £20 (inc postage & packing). Cheques (payable to AMES) or official orders should be sent to: Robert Preece, AMES Treasurer, 10 Heatherley Crescent, Inverness, IV2 4AW.

You can purchase them for only £16 at the AMES conference on 2 June.

There is also a free A1 poster for Higher Media which unpacks the key aspects and shows their integration. It prints A4 from Microsoft Edge - or you can go to your local printer and have an A1 version printed.

AMES Conference 2018: #MovieMakars: Screen Education in Scotland

Here are downloadable resources from the 2 June Conference:

Cary Bazalgette's presentation on toddlers' understanding of movies. Note this is a very large file. Smaller version.
Roy Stafford's presentation on Wadjda
Rick Instrell's presentation on Gary Tank Commander
Rick Instrell's article on the original Blade Runner, written before the director's cut was released.

Media Education Journal 63

The June 2018 issue contains articles on the New Zealand perspective on media education; teaching the role of the media in National 5 and Higher Media; a social semiotic analysis of the animation Persepolis; Empire and moral regeneration in Skyfall; Film as a medium for learning; Renée Houston and film; the usual extensive reviews section.

Unfortunately, there are some errors on page 32 of MEJ 62 in the Persepolis article. Download a corrected page 32.