PLEASE NOTE: This workbook is a downloadable resource.
Representation – Workbook 1 is a series of ideas, activities, links and assessment descriptors to help students understand the concept of representation. It uses a number of contemporary examples of representation to illustrate the concept of representation – including television, film and advertisements. It also provides short, structured writing opportunities with assessment descriptors for self and peer assessment. The workbook includes activities on:
- representations of villains in film and TV
- the independent woman trope
- cultural diversity on Australian TV
- representations of toxic masculinity
- masculinity in advertising
- representation and social aware advertising
- opportunities for extended investigations
About the author
Brett Lamb is a media educator and writer. He is co-author of Heinemann Media and maintains the media education website . Throughout his career, Brett has presented workshops and seminars on topics as diverse as comic books, film noir, superhero narratives, social networking, action movies, filmmaking, film editing and VCE Media. He has done work for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Creative Content Australia. He is a leading teacher at East Doncaster Secondary College, co-teacher at Monash University and finalist for Outstanding Secondary Teacher in the 2020 Victorian Education Excellence Awards.
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