Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Discover how to improve literacy using film

On this online course, you’ll identify how you can use film as a key tool to deliver blended learning literacy lessons with your pupils during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Enhance your pupils’ literacy learning with film

Recent research has shown film can be a powerful tool to help improve children’s reading and writing.

It can also be used to develop a range of abilities – decoding, inference and analysis – as well as expanding creativity and improving vocabulary.

Explore how film is the perfect resource for blended learning

Film education experts at the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film will help you discover what makes film so useful for students learning both online and in the classroom.

You’ll examine how to use visual storytelling to aid students’ analytical abilities and apply an understanding of sound to help pupils’ visual literacy and interpretation skills.

Create lessons that engage and excite

Discovering an array of inspiring activities and teaching frameworks, you’ll learn how to create lessons from your own homes or the classroom.

Film is a resource that’s easy to use and access, and that can hold students’ attention – perfect for these times of online teaching and disrupted resources. You’ll come away able to create literacy lessons that will engage all.

What topics will you cover?

  • How to use the 3Cs and 3Ss to educate pupils around analysis, comprehension, and narrative writing.
  • How to breakdown a short film into camera, colour, character, sound, story, setting.
  • How each element can be used to create engaging lessons before being bought together.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at educators who are teaching their pupils either in the classroom or from home during this difficult period and are looking for engaging, relevant, and easy to use resources.

Who developed the course?

Into Film

Into Film is a UK-wide film and education charity, which puts film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.

The British Film Institute (BFI)

The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933 and is a charity governed by a Royal Charter. It has three priorities – education, supporting the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.