NEW JUNIOR CYCLE SHORT COURSE IN FILM
The inclusion of Short Courses in the new Junior Cycle offers opportunity for learning in innovative and exciting fields that will link in with and contribute to assessment. Over the past year, along with FÍS Film Project and Fresh Film Festival, we piloted ideas for a Short Course in Film with a number of teachers. Exploring highly creative ways of teaching and learning with film, their findings contributed to the development of the Short Course which comprises strands in Film Watching, Making and Showing.
This Course has been devised according to the template, guidelines and standard set down by the NCCA. It identifies Learning Outcomes for each strand, offers suggestions for assessment and is intended to make up 100 hours of student engagement. Each strand outlines a number of themes, but all stem from the basic acquisition of film language.
We are aware that schools are not in a position this year to fully embark on Short Courses. However, if you would like to pilot any aspect with us this term, or introduce film language, we would be delighted to hear from you.
FILMS ON THE NEW JUNIOR CYCLE ENGLISH CURRICULUM
With the introduction of the new Junior Cycle English Curriculum this term comes a whole new list of recommended texts, including ten excellent films. We’d like to get an idea of which films are popular in order to arrange screenings. Please vote for your choice on our poll HERE. Choose from:
Beasts of the Southern WildDirector: Behn Zeitlin – 2012 – USA – 93 minutes
Bend It Like BeckhamDirector: Gurinder Chadha – 2002 – UK – 112 minutes
E.T. The Extra-TerrestrialDirector: Steven Spielberg – 1982 – USA – 115 minutes
In AmericaDirector: Jim Sheridan – 2002 – Ireland – 105 minutes
Life Is BeautifulDirector: Roberto Benigni – 1997 – Italy – 116 minutes
The Night of the HunterDirector: Charles Laughton – 1955 – USA – 92 minutes
School of RockDirector: Richard Linklater – 2004 – USA – 108 minutes
Son of RambowDirector: Garth Jennings – 2007 – UK – 96 minutes
Spirited AwayDirector: Hayao Miyazaki – 2001 – Japan – 125 minutes
Whale RiderDirector: Niki Caro – 2002 – New Zealand – 101 minutes
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council