Category Archives: Media Studies

Teaching Culture: The Missionary Position

The attempt to civilize the uncultured masses is coming back into style. I look back to the Leavisite approach to popular culture, and its place in the history of English teaching.

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‘Powerful knowledge’, Media Studies and technology

What are the problems with theories of ‘powerful knowledge’, and how might they apply to teaching about (and with) media and technology?

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Revisiting ‘Popular Culture and Personal Responsibility’

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Revisiting a key moment in the early history of media education in the UK, and its legacy in print..

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Media in English – reasons to be cheerful?

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As media education has effectively disappeared from the government’s prescriptions for English teaching, what are the prospects for the future? An interview with two experts in the field,  Jenny Grahame and Steve Connolly.

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Changing English – Disappearing Media

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Media education has been eradicated from the English (mother tongue language and literature) curriculum in England. Why has this happened, and what consequences will it have?

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