Through the method of curation, we arrive at the convergence of critical pedagogy and pedagogy 3.0. The “critical” in Critical Pedagogy 3.0 refers to the ability to recognise, analyse and critique the social, cultural and political processes that are a … READ MORE
Reflective practice encourages active and thoughtful engagement in our creative processes. This evolving compilation of resources has been specially curated to guide reflective thinking and writing for students and teachers who aspire to be reflective practitioners. Creative practitioners and artistic … READ MORE
A digital toolkit for content discovery and curation, collating and organising information, communicating and collaborating, reading and research, writing and referencing, presentations and publishing. This list has been tailored to meet the general needs of my students in the core … READ MORE
Following my previous post, here’s the second recent attempt at creating an original resource to explain the flipped classroom to my students and tutors. If you like the result, feel free to use it in your own practice. You can read more … READ MORE
This is one of my recent attempts at creating some original resources to help explain blended learning to my students and tutors. If you like the result, feel free to use it in your own practice. You can read more from … READ MORE
21st century creative industries demand adaptive, imaginative and reflexive practitioners who engage the technical and formal processes of media production to enhance the meaning and affect of a creative product. Cutting edge creative media demands a concept-driven approach to practice … READ MORE
This resource collection provides an introduction to critical inquiry for creative media students. “The critical and creative functions of the mind are so interwoven that neither can be separated from the other without an essential loss to both”. — Anonymous
This collection of web resources on blogging has been especially curated for students and teachers in the arts and humanities and addresses the professional value, pedagogy and best practicalities for blogging in higher education.
The enterprise of the self-determined individual within the political economy we know as capitalism makes for a relatable Hollywood plot since many people aspire to be more than they are; to live more comfortable lives; to make more money; to own … READ MORE
How do we know what is real? Are we all experiencing the same reality now? Are we necessarily experiencing different realities? The obvious answer might, of course, be the correct one. In general, it would seem that humans (even children) … READ MORE
For better or worse, violence is commonplace in mass media, art and entertainment and the effects of media content upon those who consume it are an important aspect of audience and reception theories. In this lesson, we take a critical … READ MORE
This creative learning exercise encourages you to explore the aesthetics of mediated violence through mismatching the visual and aural elements of a piece of media.
Today, the idea of celebrity embodies the ideal hero who emerged from the mass audience and gained notoriety as such our concept of celebrity involves little separation of notoriety from the recognition of greatness or individual success. In this lesson, … READ MORE
No Title No Description Our most transcendent expectations for technology along with our most common objections and dystopian fears have for centuries been fuelled by the imaginations and visions of writers, film-makers, musicians and artists working in popular cultural idioms. … READ MORE
Audiences Put simply, audiences are people who give their attention to something. This might include people who congregate around an event or spectacle or the readership of a newspaper or blog. Mediated engagement with the world is not a transparent … READ MORE
West and the Rest Explore jodieinblack’s photos on Flickr. jodieinblack has uploaded 297 photos to Flickr. Contemporary media technologies such as satellite television and the Internet have created a constant flow of transnational images that connect audiences worldwide. And through the … READ MORE
Making comics is not only fun, but a great way to improve your critical thinking and analytical skills. Combining text and image into graphic narratives can help us synthesise and better understand the key points of complex theories or concepts … READ MORE
What is Transmedia Storytelling? Transmedia storytelling is telling a story across multiple forms of media and preferably with a degree of audience participation, interaction or collaboration. In a transmedia context, the “story unfolds across multiple media platforms with each new … READ MORE
How are sex and sexuality represented in the media? Sexploitation describes forms of marketing and product promotion that gain media coverage by focusing on objectifying the sexual attributes of the body. But how do we distinguish between exploitative and agentic … READ MORE
As digital citizens, it is our responsibility to be fully aware of our technological surroundings. This involves understanding the ethics and implications of our online behaviour and use of technology. In this lesson, we unpack some of the key debates relating to digital ethics and rights in relation to piracy, privacy and surveillance.
Magazines are a form of mass media that commonly perpetuate the heteronormative gendering of consumer behaviour. Critique these narrow gender representations by making your own magazine cover parody.
Gender and Sexuality Explore jodieinblack’s photos on Flickr. jodieinblack has uploaded 297 photos to Flickr. Media are resources which many of us drawn upon when formulating our sense of self and modes of expression and the ubiquity of Western popular … READ MORE
Make your own culture jam and demonstrate how rhetoric and semiotics can be used to contest, subvert and redirect mediated messages and corporate communications, while revealing common tactics of information distortion to your audience.
Alternative media is a vehicle for advancing counter-hegemonic discourse and differs from mainstream mass media in that it is often presumed to have a much greater capacity for transforming spectators into citizens and empowering them to actively participate in social change. In this lesson, we will examine the validity of this presumption and explore a range of activist media tactics such as culture jamming.
Share your ritualised modalities of resistance or your vernacular subterranean style in one of the most mainstream forms of pop journalism on the internet today: a listicle.