Remember that values questions have a “you” in them. The goal is to involve people in relating what they see on the screen to their own lives, not to analyze the filmmaker’s technique or to engage in intellectual criticism. Allow the conversation to flow along a values and feelings track.
Len Masterman, an English education professor at the University of Nottingham in England, started his career as a high school English teacher in the 1960s. He first wrote about the serious study of the mass media in schools with his influential 1980 publication, Teaching about Television. His second book, Teaching the Media provided a framework for critically analyzing news and entertainment media.