General Description

Learn how to teach students to write evaluations, critiques and reviews for film. 



English Teachers 

Drama Teachers 

Visual Art Teachers 


Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

5.2.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Provide feedback to students on their learning:   Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals,

6.4.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Apply professional learning and improve student learning:   Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Evaluating, Critiquing and Reviewing Film” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   2.1.2, 3.2.2, 5.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Reviewing Films

  • 2

    Module 2 - Explore Story, Theme and Genre

    • Introduction

    • Story

    • Theme

    • Genre

    • Task - Reflection on Story, Theme and Genre

    • Activities Handout - Explore Story, Theme and Genre

  • 3

    Module 3 - Explore Tone, Style, Plot and Character

    • Introduction

    • Style

    • Plot

    • Synopsis

    • Character

    • Tone

    • 155 Words to Describe an Author

    • Task - Reflection on Tone, Style, Plot and Character

    • Activities Handout - Explore Tone, Style, Plot and Character

  • 4

    Module 4 - Explore Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

    • Introduction

    • Lighting

    • Cinematography - Shot Sizes

    • Cinematography - Shot Design

    • Colour

    • Task - Reflection on Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

    • Activity Handout - Explore Lighting, Colour and Cinematography

  • 5

    Module 5 - Explore Design, Costume and Make Up

    • Introduction

    • Production Design

    • Make Up

    • Costume Design

    • Task - Reflection on Design, Costume and Makeup

    • Activities Handout - Explore Design, Costume and Make Up

  • 6

    Module 6 - Exploring Editing, Music and Sound

    • Introduction

    • Sound Effects

    • Music Composition

    • Editing

    • Task - Reflection on Editing, Music and Sound

    • Activities Handout - Explore Editing, Music and Sound

  • 7

    Module 7 - Writing Reviews

    • Introduction

    • Film Reviews

    • Organising the Film Review

    • Template - Writing Film Review

    • Task - Reflection on Writing Reviews

    • Activities Handout - Reflecting on Explore Writing Reviews

  • 8

    Module 8 - Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Course Highlights

    • Course Feedback

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