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ERIC Number: EJ857378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Geography Using Films: A Proposal
di Palma, Maria Teresa
Journal of Geography, v108 n2 p47-56 2009
Films are often used in schools to illustrate geography, but doing so may favor mainly passive learning. An experiment with twenty-eight pupils aged thirteen years (a whole class) had the aim of using cinema to promote active geographical learning. First, it was ascertained what the dominant geographical stereotypes were among the pupils and the films that conveyed these stereotypes. Then a traditional lesson using textbooks was given but this proved inefficient at removing stereotypes. More creative work was needed. Since film planning forces students to actively apply their geographical knowledge to solve technical problems (locations, screenplay, sets, etc.), making a movie was planned. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Italy