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Screen Education in Scotland
June 2 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 2018 Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES) conference will take place on Saturday 2 June at the University of Edinburgh’s historic St Leonard’s Hall. The theme of the conference is #MovieMakars: Screen Education in Scotland.
2018 is likely to be a significant year in Scottish screen education. The Screen Unit is being set up within Creative Scotland and will have a significant education remit. New and revised SQA qualifications are available: Level 6 National Progression Award (NPA) in Film and Media; Creative and Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship (FA); revisions of National 5 and Higher Media. There is also the prospect of a Professional Development Award (PDA) for film and media educators. Consequently, screen education is the theme of the 2018 AMES conference.
Leading media educationist Cary Bazalgette will deliver the keynote address. Cary worked at the British Film Institute from 1979 to 2007, and her passion is to develop good practice in media education and to advocate its importance as an entitlement for all. Cary’s keynote is based on her recent doctoral research and is titled ‘Screen Education – the Prequel: How Toddlers Learn to Understand Movies’.
In addition to this, there is a rich mixture of seminars and practical workshops for all sectors of education.