"The Media Teacher's Book" is a one-stop shop for all media teachers, guiding the initiated and uninitiated alike through the key topic areas that form the core of all specifications. "The Media Teacher's Book" contains a strategy for contemporary media teaching based in active, practical learning; 85 easily implementable lesson ideas for approaching concepts and content; advice on preparing lessons; guidance on how to assess students' work; and practical advice for teaching specific areas in order to satisfy OFSTED's key lesson observation criteria. "The Media Teacher's Book" is written with all media teachers in mind. It will be a valuable resource whether you are teaching A/AS Level, GCSE, BTEC, OCR National or any other Media Studies course.
It is written in an accessible and personal style which makes it v readable, giving lots to think about. It's also illustrated by references to a variety of academic perspectives and educational contexts/experience (and it's the latter that I think makes it especially relevant and distinguishes it from other similar books on media education and pedagogy). -- Vivienne Clark - OCR Discussion Board 20060320 'There are loads of lively lesson activities which will surprise many, but having tried a few already - they work!' -- Pete Fraser 20060601
Julian McDougall is Senior Lecturer in Education at Newman College of Higher Education.