Thank you, Frank W. Baker

Teaching the Academy Awards

For years, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has advocated for the teaching of “non-print texts,” and motion pictures fall into this category. Although many teachers teach with film, not many have been trained to teach about film.

In addition, most of our students view movies passively: they have not been trained how to view such carefully constructed, motion-oriented media critically. Film and media literacy education demonstrate exactly how to help students “read” the screen and understand the various tools and techniques used by filmmakers.

Frank W. Baker, “Media Literacy: Learning from the Oscars”



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