‘It was part of why I went for the course – specialisms feel like a no-brainer’: four student viewpoints that challenge the UK Film Industry and Government assumptions

Hiles, Marzenna (2018) ‘It was part of why I went for the course – specialisms feel like a no-brainer’: four student viewpoints that challenge the UK Film Industry and Government assumptions. In: Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference, 3-5 July 2018, Conference Aston, Birmingham, UK.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT:
Key words: cohorts, specialist skills, student experience
The BFI (2017) and UK Government (BIS 2009) promote teaching highly specialised industry skills as part of a growing employability discourse. Yet some UK HEIs are turning to North American Liberal Arts degrees as the antidote to an over specialised curriculum. There is tension between providing a more specialist versus generalist education that deserves further exploration. This paper presents findings from a study into a film production course that teaches in-depth specialist skills through a cohort specialism organisational pedagogy. Eliciting students’ subjective views on their course experience provided some unexpected results that challenge our understanding of student needs and expectations.
The BFI (2017) and UK Government (BIS 2009) promote teaching specialist industry skills as part of a growing employability discourse. Yet some HEIs favour North American Liberal Arts degrees as the antidote to an over specialised curriculum. The tension between providing a more specialist versus generalist education deserves further exploration. This paper presents findings from a study into a film production course that teaches specialist skills through a cohort specialism organisational pedagogy. Eliciting students’ subjective views on their course experience provided unexpected results that challenge our understanding of student needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Departments > Media
Event Title: Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference
Event Location: Conference Aston, Birmingham, UK
Event Dates: 3-5 July 2018
Depositing User: Marzenna Hiles
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 16:17
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 16:17
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4342

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