London Film and Media, 2011

Visual Literacies in South Africa – The Challenge for Media Education Across the Curriculum
The Inaugural Film and Media Conference, Institute of Education, University of London
Professor. Dr. Alan Taylor, July 12th 2011

“My talk over the next 20 minutes has very modest ambitions – to provide some insights and questions to the challenges of implementing a stronger dimension to Media Literacy teaching and learning in contemporary South Africa. I will begin with a very general contextual overview of what I think are salient aspects of the terrain – and move towards at the end to at least a few concerns for the immediate and long term future. At its core will be an unraveling of data that I have generated from my own place of teaching and learning – the Film Programme – in what used to be the Pretoria Film School, then then Motion Picture Academy – of the newly formed Tshwane University of Technology…”


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