Active Learning Through Video Essays: Challenges, Opportunities and Ways Forward

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


In this presentation, Dr. Estrella Sendra (KCL) will be sharing her experience in the design, production, and assessment of video essays in several film, media and creative industries university modules. She will focus on key opportunities, challenges and considerations of the integration of this creative research practice into teaching and learning.

This presentation draws on her experience as an educator, video-essayist, associate editor of Screenworks, and the publication of the ‘Introductory Guide to Video Essays’, available open access in Learning on Screen, and co-authored with Copyright Law expert Bartolomeo Meletti.

Prior to attending this talk, you are welcome and encouraged to engage with this resource and to read Estrella Sendra’s article on ‘Video Essays: Curating and Transforming Film Education through Artistic Research’, where she refers to her first experience integrating this active learning and assessment method at SOAS, University of London.
Period25 Apr 2024
Held atUniversity of Bristol, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • education
  • active
  • learning
  • teaching
  • creative
  • video-essays
  • pedagogy