Dossier on Govan Young: Exploring children’s historical consciousness through film and archaeology

Archibald, D. , Driscoll, S. T. , Doherty, C. and Perry, M. (2018) Dossier on Govan Young: Exploring children’s historical consciousness through film and archaeology. Film Education Journal, 1(2), pp. 193-208. (doi: 10.18546/FEJ.01.2.07)

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Govan Young (2017) is a 30-minute documentary in which schoolchildren from Glasgow learn of the area’s important but largely unknown medieval history. This dossier brings together four essays that reflect on the film from various academic perspectives – film studies, archaeology and education – to explore how schoolchildren might learn about the past, and develop a historical consciousness, by participating in film-making projects. The dossier also reflects on how educators can learn from those whom they are supposedly teaching, thereby highlighting that experimental pedagogical projects often bring unexpected learning outcomes into being. Consequently, educators must resist the pressures to predict the outcomes of projects, and must strive to keep the future open-ended.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Archibald, Dr David and Driscoll, Professor Stephen and Perry, Professor Mia and Doherty, Prof Catherine
Authors: Archibald, D., Driscoll, S. T., Doherty, C., and Perry, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Film Education Journal
Publisher:UCL IOE Press
ISSN (Online):2515-7086
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Film Education Journal 1(2):193-208
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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