Teaching Michael Jackson Studies Online Video Course: 6-Lesson Online Video Course with Elizabeth Amisu
Single Payment: $250
Teach your love of Michael Jackson to the world…
Become a Certified Teacher of Michael Jackson Studies* with this Online Video Course with Elizabeth Amisu.
Earn an esteemed certification in teaching Michael Jackson Studies from the luxury of your home!
Share the magic and bring the beauty of Michael Jackson’s music, live performances, short films and poetry into your classroom with an in-depth 6-lesson Online Video Course with Elizabeth Amisu. Learn from the expert and gain the knowledge and confidence to teach Michael Jackson Studies in a unique and engaging way.
Michael Jackson Studies is a brand new field which uses the study of film, music and culture while at the same time entering the debates surrounding Michael Jackson’s art and his extraordinary life. The allure of Jackson — has never been explained. The aim of this course is to do just that, and de-mystify one of the world’s most intriguing artists.
This Online Video Course will equip you to present your passion for Michael Jackson so that you can use it to write, create new courses and teach Michael Jackson Studies in any Arts or Humanities subject, including Musicology, Culture, Critical Theory, English Literature, Film Studies, History, Popular Culture and African-American Studies. This course will benefit, not only you but your students, friends and colleagues.
Get the tools and tips on how to teach important aspects of Michael Jackson’s career and music. You can even teach other teachers and run your own Continuing Professional Development session, or write an academic article or essay for publication. Already taking a qualification? Use this course to boost your grade. Want to teach students about Michael Jackson professionally? This is a wonderful place to get started.
At the end of this Online Video Course, you’ll be eligible to be a Certified Teacher of Michael Jackson Studies*, and you’ll receive a certificate that’s suitable for framing. This paraprofessional worldwide designation demonstrates that you’ve taken extra training to understand the enigma that is the King of Pop, Rock and Soul, and underlines your preparation to teach Michael Jackson Studies to others or give professional Michael Jackson Studies lectures and seminars.
* A free digital companion will be available to all participants via an online signup. So too will a whole season of exclusive and innovative podcasts from The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies.
Elizabeth holds B.A., M.A., and PGCE qualifications, is a lifelong teacher, who specializes in English literature, film studies and popular culture, and is the author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, presenter of the podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies, among other works.
Elizabeth continues to teach thousands of people about Michael Jackson’s art through her writing, podcasting, courses and research.
Lesson One: Welcome and Introduction
Here’s a special welcome message from Elizabeth Amisu and an introduction to your Certified Teacher of Michael Jackson Studies Online Video Course. Enjoy re-listening to Michael Jackson’s greatest hits to reinvigorate and re-inspire as you gain these important Teaching Michael Jackson Studies basics:
- The intention of this course and what you’ll accomplish
- How to prepare for the course and research
- The best sources to use to begin your study
- How to effectively begin teaching MJ Studies
Lesson Two: Reading Michael Jackson in the Classroom (Short Course here)
This first learning module focuses on teaching Michael Jackson’s music and literary work, as well as his life including:
- How Michael Jackson Studies is great for Inclusion, Diversity and Differentiation
- How to contextualize Michael Jackson’s life and work for students
- How to teach, using published interviews as a resource
- Teaching Michael Jackson’s book, Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections
- Teaching Michael Jackson’s autobiography, Moonwalk
- How to enable students to interpret Jackson’s song lyrics
- How racial hostility shaped how people viewed Michael Jackson
- When to bring in theory and analysis
- Working with multiple sources simultaneously to get a clearer overview
- How to use a diary-model for in-depth (and on-the-fly) research
Lesson Three: Listening to Michael Jackson in the Classroom
Learn how to use the albums as touchstones for students to engage in questions about life, love, and the purpose of art. This module contains important expert advice about teaching Jackson’s music and its lyrics. You’ll learn:
- How to teach students about high and low culture
- How to read song lyrics as poetry and dissect them
- Ways to engage students in listening in groups
- The power of podcasts to encourage advanced learners to go further
Lesson Four: Watching Michael Jackson in the Classroom
This module is all about teaching Michael Jackson’s short films and live performances, and the eras during which they were created and released. You’ll learn these important specifics and concepts:
- How you can use Michael Jackson’s short films to teach cinematic style techniques
- Using Black or White and the Panther Dance to engage debates about art
- How you can use Michael Jackson’s short films to teach genre
- Using Who Is It, Scream and Smooth Criminal to teach Film Noir
- How you can use Michael Jackson’s live performances to teach audience theory
- Understanding the importance of using podcasts and hidden gems when teaching
- How to interact with the short films while students watch
- How to help students write about short films and live performances effectively
Lesson Five: Thinking about Michael Jackson in the Classroom (Short Course here)
Why are there so many versions of Michael Jackson in the media? How did negative stereotypes proliferate at the same time as positive ones? This module is all about teaching Michael Jackson criticism and theory. Elizabeth walks you through:
- The top books to use in teaching, with free original interviews with the authors
- A Critical Survey of Michael Jackson Studies from 1958 to the present day
- How to use hidden gems like podcasts, blogs and The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies in the classroom
- The most credible biographies to consult as references
Lesson Six: Bringing Michael Jackson into the Classroom (Short Course here)
Creativity is the best way of summarizing your learning. This ‘Bringing Michael Jackson into the Classroom’ lesson gives you a wonderful opportunity to create a scheme of work, annotated reading list, lesson plan, article or video lecture. You will:
- Receive detailed guidance on how to bring all your ideas together
- Choose a final creative or academic project in your preferred field
- Complete your final creative project
- An opportunity to have your learning resource considered for academic publication, enhancing academic credit for your hard work
Resources: Michael Jackson Studies (Short Course here)
Elizabeth discusses how you can enhance knowledge of Michael Jackson in a way that is fulfilling and focused. Free resources include:
- Academic podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation with Elizabeth Amisu, Karin Merx and special guests, including Dr. Joseph Vogel
- Highly detailed A3 Visual Critical Survey of Michael Jackson Studies Poster for personal and classroom use
- 12-week MJ-scheme of work
- Detailed adaptable MJ-lesson plan
- Six groundbreaking books, The MJ101 Series by Andy Healy
- Michael Jackson Studies community and ongoing support
In addition to these 6 lessons, you’ll also receive:
- Free membership to The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies including…
- Free monthly newsletter, author interviews, columns, essays & articles, book reviews, and academic podcasts.
- A Dedicated Michael Jackson Studies Facebook Page for support and additional resources
- A Teacher of Michael Jackson Studies Certificate
- Access to our Free Researchers Resource Service with advice on topics to approach
- Free teaching self-actualization guide, Teacher You Matter by Elizabeth Amisu
More About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Amisu holds B.A., M.A., and PGCE qualifications, is a lifelong teacher, who specializes in English literature, film studies and popular culture, and is the author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, presenter of the podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Studies, among other works.
Elizabeth has appeared on Dancing with the Elephant, and writes regular columns and articles for The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies. She continues to teach thousands of people about Michael Jackson’s art through her books, podcasts, and courses. For more information on Elizabeth and the courses she presents, please visit www.ElizabethAmisu.com.
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