The MEA are pleased to announce that we have been invited to guest edit the October 2024 edition of the NATE Magazine, "Teaching English". This is NATE's primary publication for communicating with teachers, so it is a great honour to be able to "take over" for one issue and explore the links between English and Media .
To this end, we are seeking 10-12 articles from MEA members exploring the connections between Media and English. These contributions can address any aspect of such connections, but we are particularly interested how - in what are quite difficult curricular times for English and Media - teachers manage to make the two subjects "talk to each other". Without being too prescriptive, potential contributions might deal with
Teaching about fake news and misinformation in English
Media-based approaches to non-fiction
Teaching about cultural diversity
Using short film to develop creative writing
And many more....
Contributions can be from 1000 to 4000 words in length, and will need to have been written in at least a draft form by March 2024, so that the MEA editorial team can suggest any changes, with a final deadline of June 1st 2024. They can be reports of practice, more theoretical discussions or something in between. You can see some examples of contributions to the magazine (including some with a more media focus) at: https://www.nate.org.uk/publications/teaching-english/ If you are interested - and there would be no need to make a firm commitment until this coming July (2023) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , giving the following information
A couple of sentences outlining what your contribution would be about.
Roughly how many words you think your contribution might be.
We look forward to hearing from you! The MEA Exec Committee