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Children’s Film or rather ‘Paddington’ hits the Headlines

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I am author of ‘Children, Film and Literacy’ (2013) published by Palgrave Macmillan. My research focuses on the relationship between the narratives created for children, in different media, and those they themselves create. I research using creative and collaborative methods in formal and informal learning contexts, drawing on sociocultural theories of literacy, identity and learning.

https://theconversation.com/paddington-sex-scandal-the-bear-would-bore-if-he-didnt-break-some-rules-34779

In response to some of the rather disparaging and hypocritical discussions of 'Paddington' and children's media more broadly I created this response for The Conversation. It would be interesting to know what others think. I did break my golden rule of commenting about a film before I had seen it but I was provoked - not least by long-standing affection for the 1970s TV animation.- oh the joy of marmalade, chaos causing bears and inventive animation - what more could we ask for?



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