What is the FÍS Film Project?
FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy … oh yes, and it’s also lots of fun!
To introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning.
Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. Both modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice.
Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy across the curriculum.
Tutor: Bryan Lynch