Remember that values questions have a “you” in them. The goal is to involve people in relating what they see on the screen to their own lives, not to analyze the filmmaker’s technique or to engage in intellectual criticism. Allow the conversation to flow along a values and feelings track.
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.