established ways of working in drama (e.g., hot seating, role on the wall, freeze-frame images) that explore meaning or deepen understanding; or established practices in theatre (e.g., the soliloquy, aside)
are any widely accepted literary device, style, or form. Example: The division of a play into acts and scenes is a dramatic convention, as are soliloquies and asides. flashbacks and foreshadowing are examples of literary conventions.
Conventions includes skills such as: writes legible letters, writes spoken sounds with letters to write messages, writes from left to right, spaces, capitalizes, punctuates, uses grammar correctly, writes in complete sentences, and spells accurately.
Accepted practices or features which help define forms of texts and meaning (see genre). We recognise a genre (type of text) through its conventions eg. Conventions of a Western include such stock characters as hero (white hat), villain (black hat), school marm, bar girl, themes such as tension between the settled life of the town and the freedom of the frontier which resolves as hero rides into the sunset with his best pal, his horse.
The established story elements that are familiar to viewers and give films varying degrees of predictability depending on how often they are used. They help us follow stories and also overstay their welcome and become conventional. In early westerns, for example, the convention that the hero wore a white hat while the bad guy wore a black hat was soon worn out. But initially, it helped us recognize, in an immediate visual way who was who. The movie Scream both identifies and has fun with a number of horror film conventions such as: never say I'll be right back, don't run up the stairs when you should be running out the door, and never have sex in a slasher story. This film points out that the conventions help us navigate our way though a film, but they shouldn't become too predictable because the other half of filmmaking is surprise.
Commonly understood and accepted ways of doing something; for example, displaying file size and download time required for video links in a web page; using a common method for naming objects of the same class; right justifying monetary values displayed in a column; inserting a subject line in an email message.
are international treaties which are open to ratification by ILO member States. When a State ratifies a Convention, the country pledges to apply the Convention's terms and provisions in law and practice.