future.film.education is a collaborative research project aiming to contribute to a more innovative, inclusive and diverse film and higher education environment, both on- and offline.

The joint project brings together three European film and art schools, namely ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln (DE), Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design (HU) and Universidade Lusófona (PT), to develop specialised toolkits and a MOOC for online teaching and diversity. These outcomes will help improve the quality and capacity of online teaching and further strategies for considering diversity and inclusion as core learning outcomes of film, media and arts study programmes. The toolkits and MOOC will be freely available on this website.

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union within the call for “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness”.

For further information please write to Louise Adams: 
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Diversity In Film And Media - MOOC

Here you will find free access to our “Diversity in Film and Media-MOOC". During the project, an online pilot course will be designed and tested with students of the participating schools. Upon evaluation, the course will be redesigned, and a “Diversity in Film and Media-Curriculum” published. This curriculum will be adapted for the final version of the MOOC, which will launch on the 28th of February 2023.

Diversity Toolkit

One aspect of the future.film.education project is the development of a "diversity in film and media curriculum toolkit" universities and film schools can benefit from. To this end, a research group is mapping best practices of curricula on diversity and inclusion from film and media studies programmes. It is also exploring strategies for teaching and practising diversity in film schools that can be applied to contemporary production cultures. Based on the research findings, we have developed a “diversity toolkit”. You will find free access to the toolkit with information on best practices and guidelines for incorporating a diversity curriculum into existing degree programmes here.

Online Teaching Toolkit

One part of the future.film.education project is the development of an "online teaching toolkit for film and media schools". A research group has been working on a self-assessment tool, evaluating the needs and opportunities of teaching practice-based courses online and reviewing resources for teaching film and media courses online. During the project, a training course on online teaching for film and media school lectures of the partner schools has been developed and carried out. The online teaching toolkit draws on the research and insights from the self-assessment and statistics, as well as from the training course. You will find free access to the toolkit with course materials for self studies and a course planner as well as best practices, guidelines, and a self-assessment survey.

Call for Submissions

 

CALL 1: DIVERSITY IN FILM & MEDIA EDUCATION – WHAT ARE YOUR BEST PRACTICES?

future.film.education is looking for best practices on diversity and inclusion within film and media courses and film schools in general. We invite you to share your skills, experiences, didactical concepts and innovative methods for promoting, teaching and practicing diversity.

Whether you are teaching theoretical or practical film- and media-related courses; work in a in a research or administrative role; focus on contemporary production cultures, representations and identities, or draw your concepts from gender studies, queer studies, postcolonial studies, dis/ability studies, constructivist pedagogy, artistic research or take a completely different approach - we are eager to hear your ideas!

What topics do you tackle? What strategies have you developed for introducing diversity and inclusion as learning outcomes of your courses? How do you address gender (in-)equity or advocate for diversity? What practice-based approaches did you develop?

PROCESS

The best practices will be part of the toolkits designed to assist film school lecturers in preparing their lessons and will serve as a general resource for film schools. All resources will be made available on our project website. The most innovative approaches will be selected to be showcased within the published materials of this project. Use this opportunity with future.film.education to share exercises & methods for creating a more diverse and inclusive film and media education.

The toolkit will present best practice examples with interactive methods and exercises for digital learning environments. These include classic training methods such as technical workshops, tutoring, case-based learning or discussion exercises as well as activities that either support the diversity of the group work or perhaps include diversity as a catalyst for social change.

For further questions, feel free to contact the head of the Diversity research group:
Ágnes Bákk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested, please send us a description of your best practice(s):

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CALL 2: BEST PRACTICES FOR THE ERASMUS+ PROJECT: FUTURE.FILM.EDUCATION.

future.film.education is looking for best practices of teaching film and media courses online. We invite you to share your specialised skills, didactical concepts and innovative methods for online teaching practices. What solutions have you found for technical issues? What methods and concepts do you use in your film and media courses in digital formats? What practice-based approaches did you develop?

The best practices will be part of the toolkits designed to assist film school lecturers in preparing their (online) lessons. All resources will be made available on our project website.
The most innovative papers will be selected to be showcased within the published materials of this project. Use this opportunity with future.film.education to share exercises & methods for teaching film and media in a digital environment.

These exercises could be:

  • Newly designed exercises;
  • Modified exercises;
  • Digitised classics;

PROCESS

The toolkit will present best practice examples with interactive methods and exercises for digital learning environments. These include classic training methods such as technical workshops, tutoring, case-based learning or discussion exercises as well as activities that either support the diversity of the group work or perhaps include diversity as a catalyst for social change.

If you are interested, please send us a description of your best practice(s) in the form provided. For any questions, feel free to contact the head of our Online Teaching Research Group:
Dr. Eva Maria Bäcker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ONLINE TEACHING TRAINING

Are you a film or media arts teacher seeking for new approaches to teaching online?
future.film.education has invited you to seize the opportunities of online teaching in our free online teaching training course.

In two days, the participants had the chance to redesign their courses and prepare for the online classroom. In a peer case review with other film and media arts teachers, they acquired the fundamentals of e-learning and shared ideas and challenges.

The participants had the opportunity to sketch their own future online course(s). The workshop is free of charge. The workshop took place on June 25 – 26, 2022 (via Zoom).

  • After completing our online training the participants wanted to go "f u t u r e"  with future.film.education and continue to meet in virtual (but also non-virtual) space.

In order to establish this flow of motivation, we have chosen to invite everyone to a "ffe-Last Tuesday". At each last Tuesday of the month we will meet from 18:00 – 19:30 (CEST) in a casual way to speak, discuss, ask, informe, laugh, think, plan and learn from each other. 

If you are interested to join, please mail our online trainer to receive the login:

Dr. Eva Maria Bäcker | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Meet the Team

Future.film.education was jointly initiated by ifs internationale filmschule köln (DE), Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design (HU) and Universidade Lusófona (PT). Each partner brings considerable expertise in the creation of audiovisual media and profound knowledge in artistic practice-based teaching. The conviction of the cultural power of film and media for social change and the passion for exploring innovative technologies drive our cooperation.

Contact

Louise Adams

International Affairs – ifs internationale filmschule köln
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The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2020-1-DE01-KA226-HE-005809. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

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