“Besides his excellent teaching record, Dr. Taylor is a prolific researcher and superbly productive writer. He seems to have a knack for identifying new developments in film, media and their studies. Dr. Taylor appears to be that rare case of a scholar who is equally strong in teaching as well as academic research…” Professor, Winfried Fluck (ret), John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies, Berlin
This Weblog is designed to briefly introduce and then direct to the various and related work activities of Dr. Alan Taylor (Oxon) in the specialist areas of Film Studies and Media Education as these have developed from the UK, to Germany, Eastern Europe and now South Africa.
I have focused my teaching on film & media since graduating from both the London Film School and then the Department of Education at Oxford University.
Through this time I have sought for both breadth and depth of teaching practice & pedagogic experience.
This has therefore extended from UK Secondary & Further Education to HE teaching in Europe. At the core of my pedagogic practice is an abiding enagement with Media Literacy. Publications during this time have therefore included: `We, the media…` and `Jacobean Visions: Webster, Hitchcock & Google Culture`(2007). A third book provisionally entitled Mavericks in Action is due for early 2015 publication (Peter Lang GmbH).
My role in South Africa combined script consulting, external course evaluation, and teaching film theory.
I look forward to hearing from colleagues for future collaborations in publishing, community outreach & extending pedagogic practice in aspects of film production, media literacy & teacher training.
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