Fellowship Program 2019 - Impact of Moving Image Education on Pupils' Short and Long-term Leisure, Education and Career Choices, UK

University of Glasgow


December 14, 2018

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The Impact of Moving Image Education on Pupils' Short and Long-term Leisure, Education and Career Choices

Project Summary

The aim of this CDA is to investigate the short- and long-term impacts of organised Moving Image Education (MIE) on young people’s present and future lives, culture consumption, education and career choices.

For the past two decades Creative Scotland (now Screen Scotland, formed from the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen in 2010) has provided teacher training, CPD, resources, in-class support and other MIE interventions in schools and other learning contexts across Scotland. This CDA will embed the doctoral researcher in Creative Scotland’s Film Education team under the supervision of Director of Film Education Scott Donaldson for 18 months, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the scope and impact of Creative Scotland’s MIE initiatives, programmes and provision, and the implementation of these in schools and as CPD.

The doctoral researcher will investigate the research question: what are the immediate and short-term impacts of MIE activities on pupils in Scottish schools today, as perceived by the pupils themselves and their teachers? This will be explored through participant observation of the work of the Film Education team; a series of case studies of ongoing MIE programmes in Scottish Primary and Secondary Schools; and semi-structured interviews with pupils and teachers. The doctoral research will also evaluate pupils’ digital, visual and textual literacy and analytic skills as well as their knowledge of various roles and career opportunities within the screen industries, with control groups of classes with no MIE provision.

Further, the doctoral researcher will explore the research question: what are the long-term effects of MIE? by comparing the present leisure and cultural activities, education choices and career trajectories of pupils who were involved in the formal MIE programmes and activities in earlier MIE programmes, notably Scottish Screen’s strategic MIE programme across all Angus schools during 2004-10, compared to their peers.

Today, the creative economy and the creative industries are seen as drivers of cultural and economic growth and increasingly the creative and cultural industries and in particular the screen industries take centre stage in Scottish, British and European economic, cultural and regeneration policies and strategies. It is therefore increasingly pertinent to understand if and how formal MIE informs and influences young people and their future leisure, career and education choices. If, as may be the case, MIE is transformative not only for pupils’ immediate literacy and analytical skills but also for their future trajectories, engagement with and appreciation of screen content (film, games, television, apps), mapping and understanding how MIE influences and enriches present and future lives are of great cultural, economic, and civic value.

This CDA holds the potential to potentially transform educational and cultural policy in Scotland and beyond by demonstrating and evidencing the long-term impact of MIE, and its role in shaping and informing the creative industries in Scotland and those who work within it.

Supervisory team:

Supervisor 1: Dr Inge Sørensen

Supervisor 2: Professor Philip Schlesinger

Supervisor 3: Scott Donaldson, Screen Scotland


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in relevant subject are or discipline including, but not limited to, Education, Film & TV, Film Making and Screen Production; Media and Communication, Cultural Policy & Creative Industries, and Art and Design.

Applicants should also have a Masters-level degree that satisfies AHRC eligibility requirements for advanced research training, or equivalent professional/occupational experience.

Candidates with prior experience of teaching or working in Moving Image Education are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Funding eligibility

To be eligible for a full award a student must have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if the following criteria is met:

  • The candidate has been ordinarily resident in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay
  • Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

To be eligible for a fees only award:

  • Students from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU; in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

To be eligible you will also need to be accepted onto the relevant PhD programme via University of Glasgow Admissions.

Further details of funding eligibility criteria are available in the guidance notes on the SGSAH website.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, including contact details of one academic referee, and a 2-page covering letter outlining why they are interested in this collaborative doctoral award and what they would bring to this project.

This should be sent in an email to Inge.Sorensen@glasgow.ac.uk and Scott.Donaldson@creativescotland.com by 14 December 2018.

Interviews will be held on 14 January 2019. Interviewing will enable the identification of a candidate who will liaise with the supervisory team and complete a full CDA PhD studentship application form by 13th February 2019, for consideration and final evaluation by SGSAH. Those successfully nominated will not be automatically funded.

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November 20, 2018