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Teaching junior media

Junior school courses help develop critical students who are better able to then succeed in both senior media and in any senior subject which requires a critical approach.

The National curriculum key competencies are inherent in junior media courses. These include opportunities for group work and the competencies related to working with others, and managing oneself. Students learn to use media language, symbols, and texts. They also discover how to be reflective and critical thinkers.

Reflections of us – teaching resource

Read an example of a media studies junior school resource Reflections of us. It includes lesson plans and handouts that can be used in conjunction with ads found by using the search function on the New Zealand Film Archive website.

Beacon schools

The media studies Beacon schools' project includes a cluster dedicated to junior media. Their resource "Up, up and away" can be located on the Beacon schools' page within this website.