Progression in Reading Film: Visual Literacy, Knowledge of Camera and Film Production



This chapter begins by exploring the impact of film in the context of a visual literacy curriculum and the research that has demonstrated the impact that this approach can have on standards and motivation in writing. This is then developed to make the case for extending film in the primary curriculum, considering how it should be valued as a text in its own right. A contemporary curriculum would benefit children if all forms of texts were integrated, and children supported to transfer their knowledge within an asset model approach. This chapter begins to explore this through analysing the children’s progression in reading camera angles, shots, movement and duration, as well as the potential that film production in the curriculum may have to support their reading of film.


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  1. 1.J H Bulman Consultancy LtdMarket RasenUK

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