Into Film CEO responds to criticism


There has been a lively debate on the use of film in the classroom following the recent publication of an article in the Times Educational Supplement by Tom Bennett, the government’s school behaviour tsar, in which he said that: ‘outside of a media course, the only place for a full movie is a film club or similar’. In a response to the article, Into Film CEO Paul Reeve said: ‘We challenge strongly his assertion that watching movies in the classroom should be the sole preserve of media courses, especially if we are supposed to infer from this that films cannot be hugely rich resources for learning, or indeed that the stories they tell cannot be intrinsically educational.’ To read more, click here.