Education in the Visual Image

Education in the Visual Image

In the framework of the projects Archipelago of Cinemas, and in collaboration with the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, the Mauritius Institute of Education and the Lycée des Mascareignes, Porteurs d’Images association is putting forward the FOCUS JEUNES program, to train teachers in “Education in the Visual Image.”
The training in education in the visual image targets on-the-ground professionals who work with young people between 6-14:
. Teachers or student-tutors of the Mauritian public elementary school system.
. Teachers in NGOs.
In 2015 and 2016, the participants are taking part in a three-stage training process. Each session covers a full week.
Following these, Porteurs d’Images association assures that the methods and techniques learned by the participants are applied to concrete projects by giving them access to documentation and pedagogical tools.
The training is very simple and open in its approach, allowing each professional to start working on projects with the young people around her/him as soon as possible.
The trainee-participants will work on both documentaries and fiction films, long and short ones, keeping both Mauritius and the wider world in mind.
Goals
For teachers and educators:
. learn to use the visual image as a tool for and medium of learning,
. teach the young people with whom they work how to read and analyze visual images.
For young people:
. arouse their artistic curiosity and make them develop their personal taste ;
. offer them foundational knowledge of what cinema is ;
. train them to understand cinematographic langage and analyze images ;
. improve their capacity for critical thinking ;
. improve their access to local and regional audiovisual cultures
Download the entry form here
Download the programme here