The video shows the stages of an activity that is designed to develop students’ critical reading of text, in this case of a cultural, audio-visual text. Alternatively, a traditional, printed text could be used. However, the texts students need to “read” are becoming increasingly complex and hybrid, requiring a range of multi-literacies. This resource was designed for certificate in music students at level 3 in response to diagnostic testing (and in-class observation) that indicated critical reading and critical thinking to be significant literacy needs of these students. Developing students’ critical literacy skills is essential in all disciplines, at all levels; for this reason, this activity is useful, and adaptable to a wide range of contexts. At higher levels the texts and tasks need to increase in complexity and need contextualising to the discipline, but the skills and strategies remain the same. Music: "Harmony", by Mseq, 2010 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)
The site contains a combination of presentations, commentaries, and practical "How to..." videos. They have been developed, as much as possible, to be visually accessible, and to include text 'support'.It would be great to hear how/if you are using any of the videos and what you think of them :-) Many thanks.