SPEECH GIVEN AT THE AFRIKA EYE FILM FESTIVAL – 12 NOV 2016 Introduction given before the screening the documentary Roots, Reggae, Rebellion. ____________________________________ Five Corners of Reggae: what reggae music means to me Welcome to the Afrika Eye film festival screening of Roots, Reggae, Rebellion, the documentary on the history or reggae music presented by Akala.
My colleague Angus Fraser asked me to fill out a questionnaire for a paper he is writing. As I like to recycle and re-connect content, I’ve pasted my answers below. All the views are my own and not my employers or departments. ============= QUESTIONNAIRE BY ANGUS FRASER NAME: Dr Shawn Sobers
Courtni Webb, one of your 17 year old high school students, is now facing the possibility of being expelled from your school after writing a poem about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the poem Courtni wrote she understood why someone like Adam Lanza might do what he did. She wasn’t agreeing with
Recently a good friend of mine asked for my opinion on behaviour management in schools. Behaviour management is a huge problem for some schools, and in some cases it is their overwhelming main problem, especially in secondary schools, (11+ years of age). When I wrote this response I think, for various reasons, I mainly had Primary
Here are details of a Graduate certificate course I helped to write at the University of the West of England, which is aimed at people working in community arts & media. There are three modules, with a wide range of tutors each module; – Participatory Arts: Practice & Context Looks at the history of community
Last night I went to an interesting seminar at the Watershed Media Centre called ‘Cultural Learning: Young people – schools – creative industries’. It was all about the 8 month relationship the Watershed have built up with Fairfield High School, which has seen a teacher being based at the Watershed one day a week, film & TV professionals
Earlier this week, John Gibson, chair of the Independent Schools Association, told its annual conference that many children are growing up in “prison-like environments” because they are surrounded by technology and don’t play outdoors enough. (See the BBC story here.) Even though I’m an advocate of media literacy and the role of digital media in education, I agree