Real stories. Your Stories. Media and technology. Skills for the Future.
Storytelling through film is one of the most powerful forms of communication.
As we navigate through this fast-paced tech-savvy content-heavy world, we are challenged to learn-how-to-learn, avoid FOMO*, and reach for test-scores which may or may not have a bearing on our future. It’s tough and sometimes it doesn’t end pretty. So we decided to shine a light in the hope that we can offer some tools to assist you in transforming your classroom into a hotbed of curiosity, discovery and storytelling.
We're supporting teachers in using documentary filmmaking to enhance their lessons – No big budgets. No previous experience required. We're offering courses to teach you the skills on how to use documentary film and filmmaking in the classroom. We'll also be sharing some of our knowledge and learning through our blog, and we encourage you to contribute too! Find out more about DAF.ed TEACH here.
We are also bringing you our top picks on flexible and engaging documentary film content with activities mapped to the Australian Curriculum. In the section below called 'DAF.ed LEARN' are some of the latest documentary film releases with quality resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum.
*Digital slang meaning Fear Of Missing Out, similar concept to the ye olde slang Keeping up with the Joneses.
One of the most powerful ways to engage and inspire young people is through technology and film. That's why we're pulling together a bunch of quality documentaries we know of, that have also created comprehensive teaching resources that align with the Australian Curriculum. In the pages linked below you'll find all the information you need to use these documentaries in the classroom. We've gathered links to where you can access the documentaries, their educational resources, Australian Curriculum subjects, topics covered and other related materials.
FILMS FOR THE CLASSROOM:
BULLYING, MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING, FAMILY & COMMUNITY, PDHPE
An unflinching look at how bullying has touched 5 kids lives & their families. Click Here
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, ENGLISH, HUMANITIES, MEDIA STUDIES, PDHPE
Four Australian kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt & Graham - whose parents happen to be gay. Click here
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, WOMEN & GIRLS, SOCIETY & CULTURE, SOCIOLOGY, PDHPE
I AM A GIRL
Six girls on different continents on the brink of womanhood. Click here
TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY & CULTURE, PDHPE, FAMILY & COMMUNITY, CROSSROADS
KA-CHING: POKIE NATION
They're rigged, they're addictive & they're everywhere. Click here
YOUTH, HOMELESSNESS, PDHPE, ENGLISH
Tough kids from tough backgrounds- these are the young people of Oasis. Click here
HEALTH & WELLBEING, PDHPE, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES
THAT SUGAR FILM
One man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Click here
ENVIRONMENT, RECYCLING, SUSTAINABILITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE, ARTS, ENGLISH, GEOGRAPHY
A film about where your garbage goes, who sorts it for you, and what it is worth. Click Here.
With media arts becoming a mandatory component of the Arts in the Australian Curriculum, and teachers challenged to keep ‘digital native’ students engaged, there has never been such a need for integrating technology into all teaching practice. Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) has developed a 16-hour training course for educators. We will teach you how to use documentary filmmaking in your teaching practice with accessible equipment and software (smart phones and tablets).
Find out more and book here...