Agency & Control Workbook

The 2020 Agency and Control Workbook is a starting point for your study of Agency and Control. The resource includes:

  • A breakdown of ‘Agency and Control’.
  • Activities, links and formative tasks on:
    • the dynamic and changing relationship between media and audiences
    • audience agency
    • media theories
    • case studies on public opinion. video game violence and privacy
    • formative tasks that encourage students to peer assess and evaluate their own writing
    • timed practice questions


The 2020 Agency and Control Workbook is provided as both a PDF and a Microsoft Word document. As a Word document, you can continue adding links and sample student responses for your students. Provide the link to the digital document for your students and, as the resource grows, you will build an invaluable document for exam revision.

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About the author

Brett Lamb is a media educator and writer. He is co-author of Heinemann Media and maintains the media education website Lessonbucket. Throughout his career, Brett has presented workshops and seminars on topics as diverse as comic books, film noir, superhero narratives, social networking, action movies, filmmaking, film editing and VCE Media. He has worked for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and IP Awareness. He is currently a leading teacher at East Doncaster Secondary College and co-teacher at Monash University.