UKLA Eastern Region Conference: Engaging with non-fiction

Engaging with non-fiction: Literacy for Pleasure and Achievement

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This event took place Saturday March 17th, 2012

Opening keynote address Emma Bull, Watching as a way to writing: film literacy and non-fiction. As a multimodal form, film can offer rich opportunities for non-fiction literacy work in the classroom. Exploring a film’s social or historical context, looking at documentary features or analysing the design of film marketing materials can provide excellent starting points. But how can teachers capitalise on the moving image to help improve learning? What approaches, tools and terminology are available to the time-pressed teacher? Using examples from Film Education resources, Emma will explore how film texts can be used as stimulus for work around non-fiction. Before joining Film Education in 2007 Emma taught English and Media at three schools, including a specialist Media Arts College where she also worked on moving image projects with partner schools. Her responsibilities include writing, editing and producing educational materials in a variety of contexts and formats as well as overseeing Film Education's online content. Emma also designs and delivers workshops and seminars for teachers. Workshops Adam Murphy: Non fiction and comics Pam Dowson: Seeing the whole picture: Photographic non-fiction Nick Dowson: More than information: style and story in non-fiction Anthony Partington: Talking Texts Closing keynote address Richard Platt, Finding a voice: Writing non-fiction for children. Richard Platt has been writing since 1983 and has some 90 books published, by Oxford University Press, Kingfisher, Walker Books, Franklin Watts, Dorling Kindersley and other publishers. Most of his books are illustrated information books for children, but he has also written children’s stories, and several books for adults. Some have won prizes: Pirate Diary (Walker Books) won a Smarties silver prize, and a Blue Peter award. Three other books reached the Aventis science prize shortlist. Richard doesn’t just write books: he has written restaurant reviews, corporate reports, TV scripts and museum interpretation, and appeared on TV and radio.   **PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FLIER FOR BOOKING INFORMATION**

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University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, Donald McIntyre Building, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ