If students are not trained to ask basic questions about the images which confront them, if they are not asked to examine the knowledge and assumptions which they already possess, they are being denied the opportunity to develop the most simple and essential critical tools.
Freelance writer and researcher specialising in media education. After teaching in London schools, worked at the British Film Institute from 1979 to 2007, including 8 years (1999-2006) as Head of Education. Main aim was always to develop good practice in media education and to advocate its importance as an entitlement for all learners. Interest is now focused on how children begin to learn about moving-image media, before they are three years old, via doctoral research on this at UCL Institute of Education, London.