Media Representations and Stereotypes

TV soaps and sit-coms – everyone’s guilty pleasures. And we can learn a lot from them. Dave Pickavance teaches at Dunblane High School and has plenty of examples to choose from when looking for engaging material to use with his Media students.

Integrating Film and Video in Learning – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage from the Stephen Perse Foundation writes that when students “step into a room, the ideal is that they feel like they are entering the ‘world’ of that subject.”

Using TV to teach the Weather

Are you studying the Weather with your Primary pupils this term? Have you thought of using real-life Weather forecasts in your lessons?

Gary MacLean – Chef Lecturer City of Glasgow College

Chef Lecturer and past winner of Masterchef: The Professionals, Gary MacLean, talks to ERA about how TV cookery shows can inspire catering students.

Engineering the Future at Glasgow Clyde College

Staff and students at Glasgow Clyde College’s Engineering Department talk about how BBC’s Robot Wars is used to inspire interest in Robotics.

The Value of Video Clips in Science Teaching

Rob Butler is an experienced science teacher and Deputy Head at a secondary age special school. Here he shares his views on the great value of video clips to teachers of science.

History – is it always horrible?

Dr Seán Lang is a Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University, he recently spoke to ERA about the virtues of Horrible Histories in the educational press.

Champion Engineers – Durham University

Durham University Engineering student Michael Oates finally achieved his childhood ambition to win Robot War. Here he explains how this BBC programme inspired him.

Putting the moving image to work in biochemistry education

There is tangible evidence of the growing importance of visual media in science education. Dr Chris Willmott explains.

Using video clips with HE students

Dr Anna Goatman at the Manchester Business School talks about using audio visual clips for teaching.

Anna Goatman: using broadcast clips

"A video clip can demonstrate a point in minutes, much better than a long and wordy explanation," explains Dr Anna Goatman.

Manchester Film School makes the final cut

Read about how the ERA Licence and Box of Broadcasts promote and feature the successes of Manchester Film School students.

Using clips in lessons at Primary level

A group of Year 6 pupils tell us why they find watching clips so useful, and how clips can make lessons more enjoyable.

Kirklees College cracks the FELTAG 10%

How the implementation of a new broadcast capture system helped a Further Education College meet the FELTAG 10% recommendations.

Tudor Hall School English Department

ERA explains how their third-party agreements further enhance the ERA Licence.

Bolton College: Adaptive Learning

The ERA Licence is a crucial element underpinning an innovative personalised and adaptive learning environment developed by Bolton College.

University of Newcastle’s School of Law

Bronwen Jones is a lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Law. She wants to show her students that the law is something that people can feel passionately about in the modern world. And she wants to make their learning experience stimulating and relevant to 21st century issues.

TV Production at the University of Bedfordshire

With a state of the art studio used by the BBC, students on the TV production course at the University of Bedfordshire couldn’t be better resourced for a career in broadcasting.

The making of a Time Lord – who was never late!

Staff at Kirklees College in West Yorkshire talk to Kathleen Roberts about their recollections of teaching the new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, and how television and radio can inspire students.

Robot Wars and Combined STEM curriculum

Brentwood School’s Design & Technology teacher and STEM Co-ordinator, Thomas Welland, shares how BBC’s Robot Wars can be used to inspire students and support the teaching of a combined STEM curriculum.

10% Service Charge…tipped for success?

Find out about the inspiration behind the winner of the Student College Higher Education Award's short film at this year’s Learning on Screen Awards.

Getting Teenage Boys to Love English Literature – Georgia Neale

Georgia Neale teaches English at Ringmer Community College in East Sussex. Getting teenage boys to love English Literature is a challenge, but she is equal to the task…

Kim Harrison – Using Broadcast Material to Teach War Poetry

Kim Harrison from Andover College explains how TV clips can prompt discussion, provide historical context, and generate coursework ideas.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Anita Ark of Eastbury Community School tells us how using clips from the BBC Shakespeare Archive can bring the study of Shakespeare to life.

Made in Manchester: students join forces to work media magic.

How the ERA Licence can be used to inspire and support screenwriting students.

Never mind the fly on the wall – what about the plant in the pot?

Find out about Middlesex University BA Film students’ award-winning short film ‘Potty the Plant.’

The Doctor will be with you shortly…

Author and Radclyffe School writer-in-residence Mark Wright talks to Kathleen Roberts about how Doctor Who can be used to inspire pupils’ creativity.